Maribel Yasmina Santos (Habilitation, PhD) is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal. She is the leader of the research track “business and location-enhanced database systems” of the Software-based Information Systems Engineering and Management Group - SEMAG (http://semag.algoritmi.uminho.pt) of the ALGORITMI Research Centre (http://algoritmi.uminho.pt/). She is also the SEMAG leader since January 2017. Currently, she is also the Secretary of the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering, University of Minho.
Her research interests include Business Intelligence and Analytics, and the focus in Big Data Analytics, with particular attention to data warehousing and analytical techniques and tools, such as on-line analytical processing. In the decision-making process, special attention is given to the spatio-temporal component of the data, reason why many of her research works address spatial data warehousing, spatial data mining, spatial on-line analytical processing, spatio-temporal data models and spatial reasoning.
In terms of classification for international professional associations, her work addresses:
• Association for Information Systems (AIS) Topics: Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA); Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) and Big Data Application Processes (SIG-BD).
• IFIP Topics: Technical Committee TC8 Information Systems – WG 8.3: Decision Support Systems.
• Information Systems - Decision Support Systems: Data Warehouses, Online Analytical Processing, Data Analytics.
Maribel Yasmina Santos was:
- Secretary-General of AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe, http://www.agile-onlie.org) from May 2013 to June 2015;
- Member of the AGILE council (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe, http://www.agile-onlie.org), from April 2011 to June 2015;
- Associate Director of the Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal, from May 2010 to July 2014.
She is member of the Advisory Board of the Joint Doctorate Program in Geoinformatics, a PhD program funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD), and that includes the Universities of Münster (Germany), Jaime I (Spain) and Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
She is author or co-author of more than 130 international publications, including books, book chapters and papers in scientific journals and international conferences. She integrated the scientific or organizing committee of more than 90 international conferences and is co-inventor of two patents, one national (Portuguese) and one international (US).
She is member of the Association of Information Systems (http://www.aisnet.org).