Nasser Madani

School of Mining and Geosciences
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG), Nazarbayev University

Previous to SMG

  • Post doctoral scholar, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Iran, (May, 2016 – March, 2016)
  • Research assistant at Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), University of Chile (March, 2013 – April, 2016)
  • Research assistant at CSIRO- Chile Center of Excellency (March, 2014- April, 2016)


  • PhD, Mining Engineering, University of Chile – 2016
  • MSc, Mining Engineering, South Tehran University- 2009
  • BSc, Mining Engineering, South Tehran University- 2007

Teaching and Research:

Academic Activities

SMG Courses:

  • Postgrads:
  • Advanced Geostatistics I
  • Advanced Geostatistics II
  • Undergrads:
  • Data analysis in Mining Engineering
  • Mineral Resource Estimation
  • School of Engineering courses:
  • Data Analysis and Statistics for Ph.D. students

Education Innovation

  • Development of Advanced Geostatistics II in Multivariate Geostatistics and Non-Linear Geostatistics
  • Develop some special topic courses related to:
  • Advance method of resource estimation and reporting
  • Advanced method of Geological uncertainty quantifications

Research Activities

  • Probabilistic Modeling of Lithofacies integrating with Seismic Information
  • Probabilistic Modeling of Heterogeneous Geo-Domains
  • Multivariate Geostatistics
  • Non-Linear Geostatistics