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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

Publications

(2019) On generating utility functions in Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis. European Journal of Operational Research, 278, 672-685.
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(2015) Processo de decisão espacial multicritério e modelo multiobjetivo para a localização de centrais de biogás.
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(2015) Social sustainability of sugarcane production in Brazil.
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(2015) Which criteria matter when selecting a conventional or electric vehicle.
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(2016) Foreword. Sustainable Cities and Society, 26, 419-420.
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(2015) Allocating shadow prices in a multiobjective chance-constrained model for biodiesel blending.
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(2015) Uma revisão de três pacotes de software dedicados a problemas multiatributo. ENGEVISTA, 17, 288-307.
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(2016) Assessing Environmental and Health Impacts of Bioethanol in Brazil.
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(2017) Bargaining steps and preference types in Zeuthen-Hicks Bargaining. 77-85.
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(2018) Potencial de melhoria de eficiência do tratamento de águas residuais em Portugal.
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(2019) Multi-Criteria and Life Cycle Assessment of Wood-Based Bioenergy Alternatives for Residential Heating: A Sustainability Analysis. Energies, 12, 4391.
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(2019) Planning strategies to address operational and price uncertainty in biodiesel production. Applied Energy, 238, 1573-1581.
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(2019) Analysis of cost-environmental trade-offs in biodiesel production incorporating waste feedstocks: A multi-objective programming approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 216, 64-73.
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(2019) Group decision making with incomplete information: a dominance and quasi-optimality volume-based approach using Monte-Carlo simulation. International Transactions in Operational Research, 26, 318-339.
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(2019) Influence of Demographics on Consumer Preferences for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: A Review of Choice Modelling Studies and a Study in Portugal. Energies, 12, 318.
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(2019) Multiple local optima in Zeuthen–Hicks bargaining: an analysis of different preference models. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, 7, 33-53.
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(2019) Enriching the results of screening social life cycle assessment using content analysis: a case study of sugarcane in Brazil. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 24, 781-793.
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(2019) Diffusion of alternative fuel vehicles considering dynamic preferences. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 147, 83-99.
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(2019) Robust multi-criteria weighting in comparative LCA and S-LCA: A case study of sugarcane production in Brazil. Journal of Cleaner Production, 218, 708-717.
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(2019) Life beyond the grid: A Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment of household energy needs. Applied Energy, 255, 113881.
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(2018) Assessing supply risks for non-fossil mineral resources via multi-criteria decision analysis. Resources Policy, 58, 150-158.
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(2018) Identification of objectives for national energy planning in developing countries. Energy Strategy Reviews, 21, 218-232.
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(2018) Life cycle assessment addressing health effects of particulate matter of mechanical versus manual sugarcane harvesting in Brazil. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23, 787-799.
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(2018) A multi-criteria approach to sort and rank policies based on Delphi qualitative assessments and ELECTRE TRI: The case of smart grids in Brazil. Omega, 76, 100-111.
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(2018) Public policies for smart grids in Brazil. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 92, 501-512.
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(2018) Performance evaluation of Portuguese mutual fund portfolios using the value-based DEA method. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 69, 1628-1639.
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(2017) Multiobjective programming for sizing and locating biogas plants: A model and an application in a region of Portugal. Computers & Operations Research, 83, 189-198.
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(2016) An application of value-based DEA to identify the best practices in primary health care. Operations Research-Spektrum, 38, 743-767.
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(2015) Benchmarking of maintenance and outage repair in an electricity distribution company using the value-based DEA method. Omega, 53, 104-114.
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(2015) Applying multi-criteria decision analysis to the life-cycle assessment of vehicles. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107, 749-759.
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(2015) Stochastic comparative assessment of life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from conventional and electric vehicles. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20, 854-864.
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(2015) Modelling consumer preferences for electric vehicles in Portugal: An exploratory study. Management of Environmental Quality, 26, 929-950.
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(2015) Multi-Criteria assessment of data centers environmental sustainability. Evaluation and Decision Models with Multiple Criteria: Case Studies, (pp 283-310). Berlin, Heidelberg:
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(2015) Multi-criteria sustainability classification of dairy farms in a portuguese region. Assessment Methodologies: energy, mobility and other real world application, Coimbra:
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(2015) Introduction. Evaluation and Decision Models with Multiple Criteria, (pp 1-13). Berlin, Heidelberg:
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(2015) Multi-criteria Environmental Sustainability Assessment with an Additive Model. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies, (pp 450-472). Northampton:
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(2016) Estruturação do problema e definição de critérios para avaliação de políticas de apoio à inovação em redes elétricas. Políticas Públicas para Redes Inteligentes, (pp 129-158). Rio de Janeiro:
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(2017) Beyond Value Function Methods in MCDA for Health Care. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions, (pp 299-310). Cham:
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(2018) Eliciting Multi-Criteria Preferences: ELECTRE Models. Elicitation - The science and art of structuring judgement, (pp 349-375). Cham:
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(2018) Allocating Shadow Prices in a Multi-objective Chance Constrained Problem of Biodiesel Blending. Multicriteria Analysis in Agriculture, (pp 133-149).
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(2018) Elicitation: State of the Art and Science. Elicitation - The science and art of structuring judgement, (pp 1-14). Cham:
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(2019) Perspectives on Multi-criteria Decision Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment. New Perspectives in Multiple Criteria Decision Making, (pp 315-329). Cham:
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Faculdade de Economia
Universidade de Coimbra
Av. Dias da Silva, 165
3004-512
Portugal

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lmcdias@fe.uc.pt