Commercial mathematics for coal mining – Biarri EMI to host WIMARQ event

Biarri EMI is proud to be hosting a Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) event entitled Commercial mathematics for coal mining on Tuesday 27 August at Queensland Resources Council in Brisbane CBD. Biarri EMI CEO Dan Sutherland will introduce Optimisation Consultant Alina Motygullina, who will share mine site lessons learned from her recent first FIFO hitch at a Queensland open-cut coal mine.

The project Alina was working on involved data collection of a diverse range of operational variables from multiple stakeholders, with the objective of optimising business processes from ROM to port to maximise revenue.

Alina will discuss her experience at site implementing these commercial mathematics solutions, including some of her expectations going into the project, the challenges she faced, and the lessons learned.

Prior to commencing with Biarri EMI, Alina was working as a research scientist at the Centre for Advanced Imaging and awarded a PhD degree in Medical Physics from the University of Queensland.

Alina is passionate about data mining, cleaning, wrangling, and visualisation and how to translate this analysis into coherent and customer-friendly storytelling. She believes in measurable success and has a strong focus on data power for smart decision-making and user experience.

Mining professionals who are interested in hearing about Alina’s experience at site and learning how commercial mathematics and optimisation can benefit their businesses bottom-line are invited to attend the event.

Thank you to Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) and the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) for the opportunity to host this event. To register for the lunch and learn session, visit:


Women in Mining and Resources Queensland is a diverse community of passionate people who collaborate to connect, nurture and support women in industry. This group of volunteers organise opportunities for the mentoring, support and encouragement of women who are working in, studying for or taking a break from the minerals and energy sectors. WIMARQ recognises companies and individuals who champion gender diversity and make available information to inform members about gender diversity issues, strategies and statistics through the annual Resources Awards for Women. Women and men from all sections of the sector are warmly welcomed to attend WIMARQ events, which are held in Brisbane and regional locations.

About Biarri EMI

Biarri EMI is bringing the power of commercial mathematics and prescriptive analytics to the energy and resources sector. While predictive analytics answers the question ‘what will happen?’, our technology answers the question ‘what should I do?’. This gives industry businesses the ability to make better decisions. Biarri EMI is made up of professional mathematicians who specialise in the resources sector, and bring their in-depth knowledge of the industry to their work. With access to the varied skillset of the wider Biarri team, Biarri EMI ensure the delivery of timely, effective, fit-to-measure solutions.

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