Alberto Freitas is an Auxiliary Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. In 2007 he achieved the PhD degree at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto, Portugal, with a thesis on the use of data mining techniques for the analysis of hospital inpatient databases. He is member of the research unit CINTESIS (cintesis.eu) and has been involved in projects in several areas of health data science, including health information systems, data quality, intelligent data analysis, performance and quality indicators, coding and audit. He has lectured several disciplines on Biostatistics, Hospital Management, and Medical Informatics of pre- and post-graduation courses. He is currently the director of a master in health informatics (mim.med.up.pt).