Directors: Alejandro Jofré and Joaquín Fontbona.

Researchers: Carlos Conca, Jorge San Martín, Raúl Manásevich, and Jaime Ortega.
Scientists: Raúl Gormaz and Fabián Medel.
Engineers: Mario Fernández, Gustavo Soto, Daniel Neira, Jorge Prado, and Iván Rojas.

This area is focused on providing scientific decision-making support for mining companies. This includes improvement of mining production, development of technologies in security and viability studies for new mineral pits. For example, mathematical modeling and development of computational tools are being used to control risks and unusual phenomena involved in certain production processes.

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