Underground and surface mine design; autonomous technologies for mine operations; decision support systems; control rooms; productivity optimization; 3-D mine modeling software; statistical learning theory for resource estimation and prediction; net present value for mine planning; automation; integration of mine process/control with enterprise resource programs; data mining; relational databases; corporate database systems; knowledge-based management; business process management; cost models for transition from surface to underground mining
Publications & Presentations
"Developing a Context-Based Alert System for Haulage Cycle Optimization." P. Vasquez and V. Tenorio. Featured article, Mining Engineering, 2016 Vol. 68, No. 02, pp. 17-25.
"Development of a Context-Based Simulator with Self-Generated Scenarios of Large-Scale Production Mines," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. SME Annual Conference & Expo, Denver, Colorado (February 2015).
"Modeling a Decision Support System Based on Operators’ Performance Using a Discrete-Event Simulator," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Salt Lake City, Utah (February 2014).
"Preparedness of Mining Companies for Robotics: Success Cases and Challenges for the Future," S. Dessureault and V. Tenorio. IV Symposium of Information Technology, Communications, Automation and Robotics, Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Lima, Peru (August 2013).
"Blending Control Using a Centralized Decisions Support System in Large-Scale Operations," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. 6th International Industry Summit on Business Process Performance, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 2013).
"Measuring Blending Variability on Large-Scale Coal Mines Using an Operations Simulator," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Denver, Colorado (February 2013).
"Developing a Centralized Real-Time Decision Support System for Coal Blending," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Seattle, Washington (March 2012).
"Supervision of Multiple Vehicles in Autonomous Surface Mines Through a Control Room," V.O. Tenorio and S.D. Dessureault. Mining Engineering, 2011, Vol. 63, No. 11, pp 80-86.
"Testing the Effectiveness of a Control Room for Coal Blending," V. Tenorio, S. Dessureault and T. Basko. 5th International Industry Summit on Mining Performance, BPI Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota (May 2011).
"Assessing the Effectiveness of a Decision Support System for Blending Control in Large-Scale Coal Mine Operations," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Denver, Colorado (March 2011).
"A Model-Based Decision Support System for Supervision of Coal Blending and Load-Out Processes," V. Tenorio and S. Dessureault. INFORMS, Austin, Texas (November 2010).
"Aplicación de Minería de Datos Mediante el Proceso Perforación-a-Lixiviación (Application of Data Mining Through the Drill-to-Leach Process)." V. Tenorio, E. Gutierrez and S. Dessureault. Revista Mineria, December 2008 (published January 2009), Lima, Peru.
"Controlling Efficiency and Production Goals in an Underground Mine." V. Tenorio and S. Bandopadhyay. MPES 2005 and CAMI 2005, October-November 2005, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
"A Practical Experience in the Application of Downhole Explorer at the Atacocha Mine" (Spanish). V. Tenorio and A. Portugal. Mundo Minero, January-February 2002, Lima, Peru.
"Keeping the Underground Topographic Model Updated" (Spanish). V. Tenorio, O. Frias and Percy Chavez. El Ingeniero de Minas, Year 7, No. 21, November-December 2001, Lima, Peru.
First Terril E. Wilson Memorial Field Trip: Bingham Canyon Copper Mine (Rio Tinto; Kennecott), Salt Lake City, Utah
Second Terril E. Wilson Memorial Field Trip: Questa Molybdenum Mine (Chevron), Questa, New Mexico
Third Terril E. Wilson Memorial Field Trip: Leeville Gold Mine (Newmont), Elko, Nevada
Fourth Terril E. Wilson Memorial Field Trip: San Juan Coal Mine (Westmoreland Coal), Farmington, New Mexico