Ali Soofastaei
Ph.D. at The University of Queensland (UQ) in the field of AI applications in mining engineering

Dr. Ali Soofastaei is an AI scientist and an industrial global project leader. He leads innovative industrial projects in AI applications to improve safety, productivity, and energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
Dr. Soofastaei completed his Ph.D. at The University of Queensland (UQ) in the field of AI applications in mining engineering, where he led a revolution in the use of deep learning (DL) and AI methods to increase energy efficiency, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and reduce greenhouse gas
emissions in surface mines. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, he has provided practical guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and mining engineering and information technology.
In the past 15 years, he has conducted various research studies in academic and industrial environments. As a result, he has acquired in-depth knowledge of energy efficiency opportunities (EEO), VE, and AA. In addition, he is an expert in using DL and AI methods in data analysis to develop
predictive, optimization, and decision-making decision models of complex systems.
Dr. Soofastaei has been involved in industrial research and development projects in several industries, including oil and gas (Royal Dutch Shell); steel (Danieli); and mining (BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, and Vale). His extensive practical experience in the industry has equipped him to work with complex industrial problems in highly technical and multi-disciplinary teams.
As a member of research and development teams, Dr. Soofastaei has been actively involved in site inspections, business problem identification, and root cause analysis. He has experience in managing brainstorming sessions with operators, supervisors, managers, and original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs) in the areas of automation (e.g., with electrical and computer systems engineers), maintenance (e.g., with mechanical engineers and maintenance supervisors), and production (e.g., process engineers, metallurgists).

Dr. Soofastaei has more than ten years of academic experience as an Assistant Professor and leader of global research activities. Results from his research and development projects have been published in international journals and keynote presentations; He has presented his practical achievements at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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