J. Rocha is a theoretical physicist with broad interests spanning gravitation, high-energy physics and mathematical physics. His research focuses on the study of black holes and other solutions of General Relativity, and extensions thereof. He obtained a PhD degree in Physics from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2008, under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Polchinski. He earned his pre-Bologna bachelor degree in Technological Physics Engineering, in 2002, from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. He is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Mathematics at ISCTE-IUL. Between 2015 and 2019 he worked as a research post-doc fellow at Universitat de Barcelona.   In total, J. Rocha has published 30+ original articles in top international peer-reviewed journals. He has vast experience in oral presentations (20+ invited seminars at various institutes in the USA, UK, Belgium, Japan, Brazil, Spain and Portugal; 30+ oral communications at international conferences). He regularly engages in outreach activities.   J. Rocha organized 6 scientific meetings, among which four were international conferences/workshops. He supervised 1 Master thesis, and co-supervised one PhD student and another Master student. He was a member of the examination committee of 2 PhD students and 4 Master students. He is the recipient of 5 prizes and awards, including a Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowship. He is a member of Sociedade Portuguesa de Relatividade e Gravitação.
José António Filipe has a PhD in Quantitative Methods (Operations Research) by ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa; has a Master degree in Management Sciences by ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa; and was graduated in Economics by ISEG/UTL - Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Assistant Professor with Habilitation at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa; Member of Conselho Geral of ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (2016-2020); Former Subdirector of Department of Mathematics in ISTA - School of Technology and Architecture, at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.  Professor at Universidade Europeia (ISCTE-IUL - Universidade Europeia Protocol). Professor at Exponential Education - Exponential Institute (is part of the International Academic Board, International Academic Council). Invited Professor in Foreign Universities (Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Estonia) Member of ISTAR-IUL and BRU-IUL research groups - Research interests (among others): Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics; Statistics; Stochastic Processes - Queues and Applied Probabilities; Game Theory; Application of Quantitative Methods to Economics, Management, Finance and Social Problems; Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Tourism, others. Published more than 250 papers in Scientific Journals and Conference Proceedings, more than 30 book chapters, 10 books and 3 edited books. About 70 publications indexed by SCOPUS; about 30 indexed by Web of Science. Presented about 100 communications in International Scientific Conferences. More than 20 scientific papers awarded (FIISEG Awards and ISCTE-IUL Scientific Awards) Member of more than 20 International Organizations, Mentor and Patron of some of them and Country Head for Portugal of an International Academic Organization. Fellow Member in the Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology. Associated to many world organizations, particularly in Academia in European Countries, India, USA and Brazil.  Scientific projects evaluator (for example, for the European Science Foundation - ESF), reviewer of scientific articles for both conferences and Journals (included in publishers such as Elsevier, Springer Verlag, IEEE, Inderscience, among many others); Integrates the Scientific Committees of conferences and is Editor and Editorial Board Member of Journals (European Research Studies Journal, European Journal of International Management, International Journal of Business and Systems Research, among many others); Founded two Journals (being also Editor in Chief) - Portuguese Journal of Quantitative Methods and International Journal of Latest Trends in Finance and Economic Sciences; Honorary Editor of International Journal of Finance, Insurance and Risk Management. Examiner of PhD Theses in Portugal and abroad, Examiner in PhD Theses Progress Evaluation Panels, Examiner of Master Theses, President of Board of some of them. Supervisor of PhD Theses (Finance, Management, Economics, Quantitative Methods) and Master Theses (Finance, Management, Economics, Quantitative Methods) of students from Portugal and abroad.  
Marina Alexandra Pedro Andrade is an Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematic, ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, Portugal. She has a PhD in Statistics and Data Analysis, an MSc in Probability and Statistics and graduated Applied Mathematics- Probability and Statistics. She is a Researcher at ISTAR – IUL (Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center – University Institute of Lisbon) and has authored or co-authored several technical papers and reports.
Adjunct Faculty
My area of research in mathematics is algebraic geometry. Algebraic geometers study zero loci of systems of polynomials by looking at the interplay between the algebraic properties of the systems and the geometry of their solution set. These loci are called algebraic varieties. My focus is in the case when these varieties — and more general constructions called schemes — fall naturally into families that are themselves parametrized by other schemes — or stacks — called moduli or parameter spaces.  Tropical geometry is at the interface between algebraic geometry, combinatorial optimization, and matroid theory. It has become a field of its own, and it is remarkable the broad number of its connections with other areas, such as computational biology or statistics. It has become a powerful tool as well within mathematics, especially in enumerative geometry, providing a bridge between symplectic geometry (which is the natural category in which to discuss Gromov-Witten invariants) and complex geometry. More recently, I have started to study its connections with problems in economics.
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