Our senior team

Stefano Utili


Stefano is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Newcastle University (UK) and a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering. 
He is member of the International Technical Committee 208 “Slope stability in engineering practice” and has worked for several years on the stability assessment and design of slopes. 
Stefano has developed the initial version of OptimalSlope. 

Andrea Agosti


Andrea holds a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Newcastle University with title "Design of optimal pitwall profiles for open pit mines". 
Andrea's expertise lies in ensuring mine safety by employing analytical insights derived from numerical simulations.
Notably, during his PhD, Andrea further developed the current version of OptimalSlope, demonstrating a keen commitment to advancing the field.

Dainius Jenkus

Principal software engineer

Danius (MSc in Computer Engineering) is an experienced engineer in designing scalable and adaptive-computing systems using principles of AI. He has developed the cloud architecture on AWS Cloud and the yet-to-be released Graphical User Interface.

Ambuj Sriwastava

Applied mathematician

Ambuj (PhD from Sheffield University in applied mathematics, MSc at the institute for Advanced Study of Pavia, BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati) joined us from Eawag (ETH Zurich) where he worked as a scientist. He brings key expertise in Mathematical Optimisation, C++ coding and Machine Learning.

Somnath Paul

Principal software engineer

Somnath is a very experienced C++ programmer (BSc from University of Kolkata) with previous work experience in R&D at Microsoft and GE.His role is developing key new software features, runtime speedup and customer support.


OptimalSlope is actively seeking driven, innovative thinkers who are passionate about mining, geotechnical and software engineering. 

If this sounds like you please send us your CV and Cover Letter.

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