MIRG Director - Dr. Sean Dessureault

Sean DessureaultDr. Sean Dessureault is an Associate Professor in the Mining and Geological Engineering department at the University of Arizona.  He received a B. Eng. in Mining Engineering from McGill University in Montreal Canada, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada.  Dr. Dessureault worked at mines in throughout Canada during his education while also engaging in part-time consulting.  His appointment to the University of Arizona began in January of 2002.

Dr. Dessureault established a consulting firm in 2004, Mining Information Systems and Operations Management (MISOM Technologies, providing a variety of high-tech services to the mining industry (www.misom.com).  Its core competencies are in technology strategy, mine automation, data warehouse development, business process alignment, and technology selection and implementation.  He has also consulted for the United Nations focused on how developing nations should use technology to expand the benefits of their resource sector.  While on sabbatical from 2008 to 2009, he worked for Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Autonomous Mining Group, and MISOM CS developed and implemented a corporate strategy for IT in mining operations for Peabody Energy.

His research has been both highly applied yet using cutting-edge technology and techniques.  He has been awarded over $4.5M as principal investigator since 2005, all related to the more effective use of data in mining operations.  The projects ranged from surface to underground, hard-rock  to soft rock (coal), as well as for mining companies and mining technology vendors.  All major projects were preceded by a consulting contract where a data warehouse was built and implemented on site, and a copy of the data warehouse is then used for more advanced data mining research.

Dr. Dessureault is past chair of the International APCOM Council. APCOM, the Application of Computer and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry, being the oldest and arguably most respected computer and technology focused peer reviewed symposium series in the mining industry.  He also serves on the organizing committee of symposium series: International Industry Summit on Mining Performance.  He is heavily involved in international short-courses, ranging from two to five days, on technology management, data warehouse development and/or data mining. 

He teaches an Operations Management class, the only Engineering Sustainable Development course in the College of Engineering, as well as a Mining Technology class.  His academic appointment is in the Mining and Geological Engineering department witin the College of Engineering of the University of Arizona.

Academic Resume

Professional Resume

Dr. Dessureault's homepage within the Mining and Geological Engineering website.
 

Publications:
  • Australia

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MINING TECNOLOGY Vol. 118 No. 2
2009
Block Model Reconstruction using truck fleet management system data
by Takahashi, Akira and Dessureault, Sean
pp. 53-58
 
  • Canada
 
CIM 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIM Magazine, Vol. 2 No. 4
June/July 2007
Yildrim, M., S. Dessureault, and Baker, Mark. 2007, “Data mining mine data: truck-shovel fleet management systems”: CIM Magazine, Vol. 2 No.4, June/July 2007. 8p.

 

  • Peru
 
REVISTA MINERIA (IIMP)
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REVISTA MINERIA No. 376, Año LVI
January 2009
Gutierrez, E, Dessureault, S., Tenorio, V. (2008). "Aplicacion de Mineria de Datos en el Proceso de Perforacion a Lixiviacion" (Application of Data Mining in the Drill-to-Leach Process). Revista Mineria. No. 376, Año LVI. Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas. Enero 2009. pp. 18-22.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 4 Number 17
May-June 2010
Inteligencia Empresarial
Business Intelligence
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D.
pp. 104-105
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 4 Number 18
July-August 2010
Políticas para una Gestión Exitosa
Policies for a Successful Management
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D.
pp. 72-75
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 4 Number 19
September-October 2010
Cambios Culturales en el Planeamiento de Minado
Cultural Changes in Mine Planning
pp. 68-69
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 4 Number 20
October-November 2010
Técnicas para Justificar la Inverisón en Sistemas Integrales de Información para Minería
Techniques for Justifying Investment in Integrated Mine Information Systems
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 4 Number 21
November-December 2010
Desarrollo de Estrategias de Educación para un Mejor Uso de la Tecnología Informática en Minería
Development of Education Strategies for a Better Utilization of Information Technology in Mining
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
pp. 54-55
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 5 Number 22
January-February 2011
Tecnología de Rescate: ¿Qué se necesita para que la Robótica salve vidas?
Rescue Technology: What is needed for Robotics to save lives?
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D.
pp. 54-56
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 5 Number 23
February-March 2011
Modelos de Centros de Investigación para Tecnología Minera
Models for Research Centers for Mine Technology
pp. 92-94
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 5 Number 24
April-May 2011
Sistemas Ligeros de Manejo de Flotas (parte 1)
Light Fleet Management Systems (part 1)
pp. 92-94
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 5 Number 25
July-August 2011
Sistemas Ligeros de Manejo de Flotas (parte 2)
Light Fleet Management Systems (part 2)
pp. 60-62
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 5 Number 26
September-October 2011
Tecnología de Información e Inteligencia de Negocios para los Grupos de Interés (parte 1)
Information Technology and Business Intelligence for Stakeholders (part 1)
pp. 94-97
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Pratt Rogers, M.S.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 5 Number 27
November-December 2011
Tecnología de Información e Inteligencia de Negocios para los Grupos de Interés (parte 2)
Information Technology and Business Intelligence for Stakeholders (part 2)
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Pratt Rogers, M.S.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 28
January-February 2012
Métodos Innovadores para Reducción de Costos en Mina
Innovative Methods for Cost Reduction at the Mine Site
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Mustafa Kahraman, M.S., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 29
February-March 2012
Colaboración entre la Industria y la Investigación
Collaboration between Industry and Research
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Mustafa Kahraman, M.S., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 31
May-June 2012
Gerenciando Sistemas de Información en Operaciones Mineras
Managing Information Systems in Mine Operations
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Mustafa Kahraman, M.S., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
pp. 62-64
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 32
July 2012
Tecnología y Seguridad: Cómo aprovechar las actuales herramientas tecnológicas para hacer minería con menos accidentes
Technology and Safety: How to take advantage of the current technological tools for mining with less accidents
Keith Haley, VP Operaciones Mineras – Gillette, Wyoming, Sean Dessureault, Ph.D.,Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 33
August-September 2012
Modernizando la Educación Minera
Modernizing Mining Education
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 34
October-November 2012
Implementación de una Sala de Control para Investigación de la Mejora de Productividad en Minas a Gran Escala
Deployment of a Control Room for Reseach in Productivity Optimization of Large-Scale Mines
Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Rosa Maria Rojas, Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 6 Number 35
December 2012
Tecnologías de Punta en MINExpo 2012
Leading Edge Technologies at MINExpo 2012
Victor Tenorio, Ph.D., Mustafa Kahraman, M.S.
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 7 Number 36
January-February 2013
Inversiones en la Industria Minera de Turquía (parte 1)
Investment in the Mining Industry of Turkey (part 1)
Mustafa Kahraman, M.S., Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
pp. 80-81
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 7 Number 37
March-April 2013
Inversiones en la Industria Minera de Turquia (parte 2)
Investment in the Mining Industry of Turkey (part 2)
Mustafa Kahraman, M.S., Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
pp. 100-102
 
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TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 8 Number 43
January-February 2014
Inteligencia de Negocios Aplicada al Análisis de Utilización de Agua en el Perú y el Sector Minero (parte 1)
Business Intelligence Applied to the Analysis of Water Utilization in Peru and the Mining Sector (part 1)
José Antonio Ardito, M.S., Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
pp. 42-44
TMA08N44
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TECNOLOGIA MINERA Year 8 Number 44
March-April 2014
Inteligencia de Negocios Aplicada al Análisis de Utilización de Agua en el Perú y el Sector Minero (parte 2)
Business Intelligence Applied to the Analysis of Water Utilization in Peru and the Mining Sector (part 2)
José Antonio Ardito Vega, M.S., Sean Dessureault, Ph.D., Victor Tenorio, Ph.D.
pp. 46-49
 
  • U.S.
 
Oct2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MINING ENGINEERING MAGAZINE Vol. 60 No. 10
October 2008
Benito, Ronald, S. Dessureault. 2008. “Estimation of incremental haulage costs by mining historical data and their influence in the final pit limit definition”: Mining Engineering, Vol. 60 No. 10. October 2008.
 

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MINING ENGINEERING MAGAZINE Vol. 63 No. 11
November 2011
Supervision of multiple vehicles in autonomous surface mines through a control room
by Victor Octavio Tenorio and Sean D. Dessureault
pp. 80-86
  • Turkey

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Mining Turkey 01 March 2012 | Vol. 2 | Number 2
Observations From Over 15 Mines: How to Manage Information Systems in Mining?
Sean Dessureault, Mustafa Kahraman
pp. 34-35
 
 
2012 01 September 2012 V2 N3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mining Turkey 01 September 2012 | Vol. 2 | Number 3
Investing in Turkish Mining Industry
Mustafa Kahraman, Sean Dessureault
pp. 34-35
 
 
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Mining Turkey 01 March 2013 | Vol. 2 | Number 4
Business Intelligence in Mining
Sean Dessureault, Mustafa Kahraman
pp. 78-79

 

2013 September V3 N5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mining Turkey September 2013 | Vol. 3 | Number 5
The Power of Social Media in the Mining Industry
Sean Dessureault, Mustafa Kahraman
pp. 54-57

http://www.miningturkeymag.com

 

 

 
V4 N8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mining Turkey Spring 2015 | Vol. 4 | Number 8
Life of a Mine Manager Amidst Cultural Transformation
Shane Gant, Sean Dessureault, Mustafa Kahraman
pp. 34-35

http://www.miningturkeymag.com

 

 

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