Ana Respício is an Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department of FCUL and a Senior Researcher at the Operations Research Center. She holds a degree in PhD in Statistics and Operations Research (U. Lisbon, 1989), a MSc degree in Operations Research and Systems Engineering (Technical U. of Lisbon, 1992) and a PhD in Statistics and Operations Research (U. Lisbon, 2003). She has published more than 50 refereed scientific papers and her research interests include decision support systems (theory and technologies), simulation, cybersecurity risk management, optimization, and metaheuristics. She is vice-chair of the IFIP Working Group 8.3 in Decision Support Systems, since 2014. She has participated in several R&D projects funded by Portuguese scientific agencies, international cooperation programs and cooperation with industry projects. She is a senior researcher in the DiSIEM H2020 project http://disiem-project.eu/ (206-2019) and in the DoIT FCT project http://www.lasige.di.fc.ul.pt/Projects/doit.