Diana Vieira Fernandes holds a Law Degree (NOVA School of Law), a Post Degree Diploma in Securities Law (Instituto de Valores Mobiliários, FDL) and has a Master in Law and Management (NOVA School of Law and NOVA School of Business and Economics). She also received NOVA University’s 2011 award of distinction (Diploma of Merit) in the Field of Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the IN+ – Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research at Instituto Superior Técnico, worked on a business association that manages a solar demonstration platform in the Algarve. She also supported several projects related to energy, innovation and data science.
Afonso holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IST and specializes in Industry 4.0 maturity models. Currently, he researches the way domestic manufacturing of critical technologies shapes the world’s national competitiveness landscape and allows Nations to respond to product shortages through the adaptation of established regulation.
Qiwei Han received M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University/Instituo Superior Tecnico where he was Research Assistant with the Engineering and Public Policy Department, CMU and the Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica. His research has been presented at conferences such as SocialCom, CODE, INFORMS, DSAA. His research interests are in the area of impact of digitization on consumer behavior and applied data science in different industries.