Professor Paul Lever

Professor

CRCMining (CMTE Development Limited)
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

CRCMining Chair and Professor of Mining Engineering

A major theme of Prof Lever's research has been the theory and application of intelligent systems to earth science applications, with a particular emphasis on intelligent robotic and automated systems for dynamic environments.

Research Interests

  • Prof Lever's research fields are:
    � Real Time Mine Monitoring Systems. � Sensors, data acquisition, and real-time signal analysis. � Industrial Automation and Control. � Computer Based Management Information and Intelligent Decision Support Systems. � Development and implementation of software based on Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems and Knowledge Engineering Concepts. � Mine Automation and Robotics. � Rock Excavation Systems (Drilling, Blasting, Loading and Materials Handling).

Qualifications

  • PhD, Colorado.Sch.Mines
  • MEng, Colorado.Sch.Mines
  • BEng, University of the Witwatersrand

Publications

  • Hewavisenthi, Ranishka, Lever, Paul and Tadic, Dihon (2011). A Monte Carlo simulation for predicting truck payload distribution. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Noosa, Qld., Australia, (61-72). 12-14 September 2011.

  • Shekhar, R., Prochon, E. and Lever, P. (2011). A new, electronic method for intrinsic safety testing. In: Proceedings 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference : "Decision Support - Embedding Process Capability in Mining Systems", Noosa, Qld, Australia, (11-27). 12-14 September 2011.

  • Lever, Paul (2011). Automation and robotics. In Peter Darling (Ed.), SME mining engineering handbook 3rd ed. (pp. 805-824) Littleton, CO, United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • (2011) Master Philosophy

  • (2005) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Lever, Paul (2011). Automation and robotics. In Peter Darling (Ed.), SME mining engineering handbook 3rd ed. (pp. 805-824) Littleton, CO, United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hewavisenthi, Ranishka, Lever, Paul and Tadic, Dihon (2011). A Monte Carlo simulation for predicting truck payload distribution. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Noosa, Qld., Australia, (61-72). 12-14 September 2011.

  • Shekhar, R., Prochon, E. and Lever, P. (2011). A new, electronic method for intrinsic safety testing. In: Proceedings 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference : "Decision Support - Embedding Process Capability in Mining Systems", Noosa, Qld, Australia, (11-27). 12-14 September 2011.

  • Bewley, Alex, Shekhar, Rajiv, Upcroft, Ben and Lever, Paul (2011). Development of a dragline in-bucket bulk density monitor. In: 2011 Conference Proceedings. 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference : "Decision Support - embedding process capability in mining systems", Noosa, Qld, Australia, (1-10). 12-14 September 2011.

  • Bewley, Alex, Shekhar, Rajiv, Leonard, Samuel, Upcroft, Benjamin and Lever, Paul (2011). Real-time volume estimation of a dragline payload. In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, (1571-1576). 9-13 May 2011. doi:10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979898

  • Dudley, John, McAree, Peter R., Lever, Paul J.A., Jones, D. and Sprigg, M. (2010). Trade-level skills formation to support automation in the mining industry. In: Sustainable Mining 2010 conference : 17-19 August 2010, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Sustainable Mining 2010- The Business Case, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, (296-306). 17-19 August.

  • Bewley, A., Upcroft, B., Lever, P. and Leonard, S. (2009). Automatic in-bucket volume estimation for dragline operations. In: Technology solutions for challenging financial times. Australian Mining Technology Conference, Brisbane, (153-167). 27-28 October, 2009.

  • Leonard, Samuel, Lever, P. and Shekhar, R. (2009). Development of a semi-autonomous scale dragline excavation research tool. In: Peter Knights and Paul J. A. Lever, Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Mining Technology Conference: Technology Solutions for Challenging Financial Times. 2009 Australian Mining Technology Conference: Technological Solutions for Challenging Financial Times, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (45-54). 27-28 October 2009.

  • Dudley, John, McAree, Peter R., Lever, Paul J.A., Jones, D. and Sprigg, M. (2009). Skills formation to support the future of automation in the resource industry. In: Knights, Peter and Lever, Paul J.A., 2009 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2009 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (11-18). 27-28 October 2009.

  • Halatchev, Rossen A. and Lever, Paul J. A. (2005). Risk model of long-term production scheduling in Open Pit Gold Mining. In: H. Gurgenci, M. Hood, P. Lever and P. Knights, 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference - New Technologies to Produce More with Less. Proceedings of the 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Freemantle, Western Australia, (285-296). 27-28 September 2005.

  • Pederick, S. and Lever, P. J. A. (2004). Increased Flexibilty Using Waterjet Assisted Blasthole Drilling. In: Conference Proceedings: Explo 2004. Explo 2004, Perth, Western Australia, (57-61). 26-28 July 2004.

  • Clark, S., Lever, P.J.A. and Dean, W.R. (2004). Influence of muckpile characteristics on rope shovel digging performance. In: H Gurgenci, A Hall, D Howarth, P Lever, T Meyer and E Nebot, Proceedings of the 2004 CRCMining Research and Effective Technology Transfer Conference. CRCMining Conference, Noosa Head, Queensland, Australia, (1-6). 15-16 June 2004.

  • Halatchev, R. A. and Lever, P.J.A. (2004). Real-time stochastic modeling of shovel waste production rates in open pit mines. In: H Gurgenci, A Hall, D Howarth, P Lever, T Meyer and E Nebot, Proceedings of the 2004 CRCMining Research and Effective Technology Transfer Conference. CRCMining Conference, Noosa Head, Queensland, Australia, (1-13). 15-16 June 2004.

  • R. Halatchev and P. Lever (2004). The optimum production equipment scale for open pit coal mining. In: 2004 SME Annual Meeting: Pre-prints. SME Annual Meeting 2004, Denver, Colorado, U.S., (849-857). 24 - 26 February 2004.

  • Widzyk-Capehart, Eleonora and Lever, Paul J. A. (2004). Towards rope shovel automation operation information system. In: H. Gurgenci, A. Hall, D. Howarth, P. Lever, T. Meyer and E. Nebot, Proceedings of the 2004 CRCMining Research and Effective Technology Transfer Conference. CRCMining Conference, Noosa Head, Queensland, Australia, (1-11). 15-16 June 2004.

  • Kemeny, J., Mofya, E., Kaunda, R. and Lever, P. (2002). Improvements in Blast Fragmentation Models Using Digital Image Processing. In: Proceedings Explo 2001: Fragblast. Explo 2001, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, (311-320). 28-31 October, 2001.

  • Kelly, Michael, Hainsworth, David, Lever, Paul and Gurgenci, Hal (2002). Longwall Automation : An Acarp Landmark Project. In: CMMI Congress : International codes, technology and sustainability for the minerals industry. CMMI Congress 2002, Cairns, (159-165). 27-28 May, 2002.

  • Hopkins, D., Haught, R., Karaca, M., Turler, D., Myer, L., Kemeny, J., Lever, P. and Lowery, M. (2000). Blasting optimization using seismic analysis and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. In: Jami Girard, Mark Liebman, Christopher Breeds and Thomas Doe, Pacific Rocks 2000: Rock Around the Rim Proceedings of the 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium. Pacific Rocks 2000: Rock Around the Rim Proceedings of the 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, (1361-1367). 31 July - 3 August, 2000.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Dudley, John James, McAree, Peter R. and Lever, Paul J. A. (2010) Automation For Success Brisbane QLD Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Mining (CRCMining); Mining Industry Skills Centre

  • Lever, Paul and McAree, Peter Ross (2003) Open Cut Automation Scoping Study - ACARP Report C11054 Brisbane Qld Australia: ACARP (Australian Coal Industry Research Program)

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision