The research line focused on the analysis and design of advanced control systems that aim to develop techniques to increase the efficiency of ore production and the quality of the final product while simultaneously reducing the consumption of energy, water and the other raw materials used in mining processes. This research line focuses on the study and development of system control strategies for discrete events used, for example, in the control of conveyors and production plants; methods of regulation and adjustment of PID control for equipment and processes related to mining; model-based predictive control techniques (MPC) applied to crushing and milling plants, flotation columns, control of cyclones used in gravity separation processes, among others; adaptive control strategies for the control of multivariable and nonlinear systems.