Paulo Cortez (Habilitation, PhD) is Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Information Systems, University of Minho. He is also coordinator of the Information Systems and Technologies (IST) research group ALGORITMI Centre, with interests in the fields of: Business Intelligence: Data Mining, Decision Support Systems and Forecasting; and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Neural Networks; Evolutionary Algorithms and AI Applications. He is co-author of more than eighty indexed (e.g. ISI, Scopus) publications in international peer reviewed journals (e.g. Journal of Heuristics, Decision Support Systems, Neurocomputing, Information Sciences) and conferences (e.g. IEEE IJCNN, CIDM).