Leszek Jurdziak, prof. at WUT
Head of Industrial and GeoEconomics Division at Wroclaw University of Technology and lecturer at Polish-American School of Business at Wroclaw and Krakow institutes of technology.
He graduated in applied mathematics from the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology in 1982 (stochastic methods in mining) and from the Faculty of Mining in 1988 (underground mining), both faculties at Wroclaw University of Technology. He coordinates a Master of Engineering program titled Mining and Power Engineering, which is run in English language at the Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology. He is the author and co-author of over 167 publications, including one monograph titled “Analiza ekonomiczna funkcjonowania kopalni węgla brunatnego i elektrowni z wykorzystaniem modelu bilateralnego monopolu, metod optymalizacji kopalń odkrywkowych i teorii gier” [Eng: “Economical analysis of the operation of brown coal mines and power plants based on bilateral monopoly model, open-pit mine optimization methods and game theory”], as well as of 30 papers delivered at international conferences.
He specializes in implementing mathematics, computer methods and economy in mining, including: computer-aided management of machine systems operation, reliability of transport systems and their subcomponents, economical analyses of transport systems usage, stochastic methods in mining and simulation models, economical evaluation of investment decisions, risk analysis, applications of integrated geo-mining software, economical optimization of mine development and models of mine-power plant co-operation in the liberalized energy market. His articles are to be found on the following websites:
Universities he visited with lectures: NTUA in Athens (2008), TU Crete (2010), Dumlupinar University in Turkey (2011), TU Delft (2013), Legon University, KNUST Univ. and TARKWA Univ. in Ghana (2010). He is a member of: European Economic Association (EEA), International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), International Atlantic Econnomic Society, International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), Polish Association of Mineral Asset Valuators and POLRISK – Risk Management Federation