Maria João Alves received a degree in Computers Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra in 1989 and a PhD in Management (speciality Operational Research) from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC). She is Assistant Professor at FEUC and co-coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Management – Decision Aiding Science. She is also a researcher at the INESC Coimbra and CeBER R&D institutes. Her research activities are mainly developed in multiobjective optimization, in particular multiobjective linear, mixed-integer, fractional and bilevel programming. Her interests include exact methods and metaheuristics (evolutionary algorithms and particle swarm optimization), applications and decision support systems. She is co-author of scientific papers published in several international journals (such as, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Applied Mathematics and Computation, among others), an article in the Encyclopaedia of Optimization, one book in Portuguese (2003) and a book of the series “Euro Advanced Tutorials on Operational Research”, entitled Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming, Springer, 2016.
- EMSURE - Energy and Mobility for Sustainable Regions, CENTRO 07 0224 FEDER 002004, 2013 – 2015. http://www.uc.pt/en/efs/research/emsure
- iAsset, Critical Software, supported by POFC - partnership of INESC Coimbra with Critical Software for the development of optimization models for opportunistic preventive maintenance, 2015. http://www.criticalsoftware.com/pt/iasset
- IMMO - Smart Oil&Gas Platform – Installation, Monitoring and Multi-Optimization, Projetos de I&Dt Empresas em Copromoção, ISA / INESCC, Portugal 2020, 2015 – 2017
- iMOLPe – Interactive software for Multiple Objective Linear Programming problems