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Michel Gamache
B.Ing., M.Sc.A., Ph.D. (Poly)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 5920 Fax: (514) 340-4086 Room: A-306.13
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Energy, Water and, Resources

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Operations research
  • Scheduling
  • Real-time optimization of operations
  • Mine planning optimization
  • Autonomous and intelligent mining operations
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1601 Operations research and management science
  • 1606 Operations management
  • 1401 Mining engineering
Current project(s)
  • Automation and Optimization of Drilling Operations in Open-Pit Mines, CRD, NSERC
  • Planification optimale de la production dans les mines - Subvention à la décourverteCRSNG
  • Intelligent ansd Autonomous Mine, CREATE, NSERC
  • Analyse des données pour la maintenance préventive et prédictive des équipements miniers, FRQNT
  • Optimisation des opérations minières en temps réel, FRQNT


Recent publications


Operations Research

Miing Operational Research


Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. (8)

    • Aalian, Younes. Short-term planning in underground mines using constraints programming.
    • Echternach, Marine. Underground Mining Digital Transformation Management.
    • Maftah, Mohamed. Optimization and coordination of drills in open pit mines.
    • Dadkhahkalateh, Mostafa. Development of a digital twin for vehicle dispatch in underground mines.
    • Grogan, Sean. Using tornado related weather data to route unmanned aerial_vehicles to locate damage and victims.
    • Ankem, Venkat Akhil. Optimization of long-term planning of mining operations.
    • Hajlaoui, Yakin. Artificial intelligence approach for the characterization of geological data.
    • Resende Silva, Luiz. Optimization of short-term planning in an open pit mine.
  • Master (thesis) (7)

    • Augustin, Alexandre. Scheduling maintenance tasks in mines.
    • Tang, Cyril. Time estimation of maintenance activities.
    • Ley, Daniel. Estimation of preventive maintenance intervals for mobile vehicles in underground mines.
    • Zinuga Alvares, Juan Manual. Estimation of the costs of management and restoration of mining tailings.
    • Pons, Julien. 4D traceability of ore using blockchain methods.
    • Robatto-Simard, Simon. Visualization and decision support tool for the predictive maintenance of mining equipment.
    • Simon, Victor. Estimation of the duration of mining activities in an underground mine.


News about Michel Gamache

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Press review about Michel Gamache

September 20, 2023, Canada NewsWire, Lancement du 8e colloque annuel - « Former pour développer pour le futur minier » Michel Gamache, professeur titulaire au Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel, participe au 8e colloque de l'Institut national des mines (INMQ) du Québec.