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Short bio

Luis C. Dias obtained a degree in Informatics in 1992, a Ph.D. in Management in 2001, and Habilitation in Decision Aiding Science in 2013, from the University of Coimbra. He is currently a Professor of Management Science at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (FEUC), where he has been teaching courses on decision analysis, operations research, informatics, and related areas, and has supervised 10 PhD students.

Luis is the Director of the Centre for Business and Economics Research at U. Coimbra (CeBER), a collaborator at INESC Coimbra, a member of the coordination board of U.Coimbra’s Energy for Sustainability Initiative, and Chair of the General Assembly of APDIO, the Portuguese Operational Research Society. He is on the Editorial Board of the EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Omega, and Sustainability journals and also contributes to the community as evaluator of grants (Academy of Finland, Cyprus’s Research Promotion Foundation, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Poland's National Science Centre) and PhD theses (Univ. of Adelaide, Australia; Aalto Univ. and Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland; Univ. Lisbon and Porto, Portugal; Univ. du Luxembourg; Univ. Politec. Madrid and Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Spain; Univ. Vienna, Austria; Univ Warwick, UK).

Previously, Luis was a Vice-Dean of FEUC (for the area of Research), a Vice-President of APDIO, the Portuguese Operational Research Society, (co)coordinator of the Master's in Management and the PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems. He held temporary invited positions at the University Paris-Dauphine, France, and the University of Vienna, Austria.

Luis's research interests include multicriteria decision analysis, performance assessment, group decision and negotiation support, decision support systems, and applications in the areas of energy and environment. He has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, in journals such as Computers & Operations Research, Decision Analysis, Decision Support Systems, European J. of Operational Research and Omega (in the management science / operations research area) as well as Applied Energy, Energy Policy, Environmental Science & Technology, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Journal of Cleaner Production (in the energy and environment area), with over 1000 citations both in Scopus and Web of Science.

Supervision of PhD Students

(ongoing) Economic and environmental sustainability of wastewater treatment facilities
Management – Decision Aiding Science
(ongoing) New constraints in project portfolio selection models
Management – Decision Aiding Science
(2019) Market dynamics of electric vehicles in Portugal: Coupling preference modeling and diffusion analysis
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2018) Integrating Multi Criteria Decision Analysis in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2017) Blending Optimization of biodiesel produced with waste and virgin oils
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2016) Decision support methodology for national energy planning in developing countries: An implementation focused approach
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2015) Multicriteria spatial decision support system for the location of biogas plants
Management – Decision Aiding Science
(2013) Decision support process using the VIP Analysis system
Management – Decision Aiding Science
(2013) A Retrofit Decision Support Approach for Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality in Buildings
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2013) Sustainable Data Centers
Sustainable Energy Systems