Rob Chatterjee is a PhD candidate, researching machine learning algorithms and approaches for 3D fracture recognition and mapping, to aid exploration for structurally-controlled mineralisation deep underground.  He is supervised by Professor Rick Valenta (BRC), Professor Geoff McLachlan (UQ Mathematics) and Mr Stephen Fraser (former CSIRO Research Director). 

Rob has gained a mixture of experience across the fields of mineral exploration (gold and base metals), business (coal marketing and business development) and engineering (coal processing) in his sixteen-year career in the mining industry working in Australia, India, China, Singapore and Indonesia.

Rob holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; a Master of Science in Operational Research from the London School of Economics; and a Bachelor (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland.  He is a member of the AusIMM.