Askari is the Director and Principal Engineer at OptiTek Mining
Consulting Ltd. He is a professor of mining engineering at the
University of Alberta, Canada. He teaches and conducts research
into mine planning & design and simulation of mining
systems. He is a registered professional engineer in Alberta and
has more than two decades of operational, consulting, and
research experience in the area of open pit mine planning &
design and simulation modeling of indsutrial systems.