Professor Andrey Dmitriev is a Doctor of Technical Sciences, Chief Research Officer of the Institute of Metallurgy of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a Professor at Ural Federal University, Russia. His research interests focus on the development and perfection of mathematical models and their use in the analysis and optimization of the processing of ores. His academic awards include the V.E. Grum-Grzhimajlo Premium-Medal, the Silver Medal at the ‘Metal-Expo 2014’, and the Gold Medal of the Petersburg Engineering Fair. He is the author of six books and more than 310 papers, and is credited with 12 inventions.