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Our Team

Professor F. Cawood

Director Wits Mining Institute

Qualification: PhD(Mining Eng), MSc(Eng), NHD: Mine Surveying, GDE, ND: Mine Surveying, LLM, PrMs, MIMSSA, MSAIMM

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Mineral Policy and Investment, Mineral Economics, Mine Valuation and Evaluation, Mine Surveying, Mineral Rights and Mining Law and Mineral Resource Management.

Barry Prout

WMI Manager

Qualification: GDE (Rock Engineering), ACSM, PrEng, FSAIMM

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Mining, Rock Engineering, Explosive Engineering

 

Faiq Javaid

MSc Candidate (Mining Engineering)

Qualification: BS Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Building Information Modelling, Mine optimization, Internet of Things (IoT), Intelligent Decision-Making, Smart Economics, Machine Design and Manufacturing, Project Management, Automation and Control.

 

Joseph Kwiri

MSc Candidate (Mining Engineering)

Qualification: BSc Mining Engineering

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Rock Mechanics, Seismicity, Underground Excavation Monitoring, Smart Systems, Mine Planning and Optimization, Automated Decision Making.

Sarmad Javaid

MSc Candidate (Materials Science and Engineering)

Qualification: BS Materials Science and Engineering

Area of Interest: Digital Systems, Mineral processing, Failure Analysis, Phase transformation in metals, Metal Accounting, Project Management, Construction Materials, Web Development. 

 

Xiang Fan

MSc Candidate (Mining Engineering)

Qualification: BSc (Mining Engineering)

Areas of Interest: Digital systems, systems engineering, mining systems, systems adoption and integration.

 

Changbiao Qin

Ph.D Candidate (Underground/indoor Positioning System)

Qualification: Msc (Geodesy and Surveying Engineering), BS(Surveying Engineering)

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Indoor Positioning System, Structure Deformation Monitoring, Frequencies Extraction, Surveying data processing.

 

Godknows Musa

MSc Candidate (Electrical Engineering)

Qualification: BSc(Eng) – Electrical: Information Engineering

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Channel Modelling, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Network Architecture Design.

 

Calvin Opiti

MSc Candidate (GIS and Remote Sensing)

Qualification: BSc Geospatial Engineering

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Systems Integrations with GIS, Web-GIS Development, Spatial and Statistical Analysis, Applications Development with Python, Machine Learning & Predications (in Spatial Field).

 

Peter Kolapo

MSc Candidate (Mining Engineering)

Qualification: B.Eng (Mining Engineering)

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, 3D Laser scanner calibration, Geospatial Data Analysis, 3D Modelling, Rock Engineering. 

 

Mosima Matlhwana

MSc Candidate (Mining Engineering)

Qualification: BSc Mining Engineering

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Mine Ventilation, Remote Environmental Monitoring, Mine Health and Safety Management.

 

Visiting Researchers

Mei Yu

Visiting Researcher

Qualification: Ph.D in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from China University of Mining Technology (In process), BS(Surveying Engineering)

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, 3D Laser Scanning, Image Matching and Registration. 

Idrees Zaman

Visiting Researcher

Qualification: PhD (Wireless Underground Sensor Networks (WUSN), University of Bremen) (In process), M.Sc (Communication and Information Technology) , BS (Electrical Engineering)

Areas of Interest: Digital Systems, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) in Mines,  Speech Recognition, Neural Networks, Decision trees (Machine Learning), Reinforcement Learning, Digital Communication, Digital Signal Processing

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