Jorge M. Mendes is currently Associate Professor at Information Management School (NOVA IMS). His research interests range from environmental statistics, biostatistics and survey methodology to quantitative methods for finance and social sciences. He is member of Management Information Centre (MagIC) at NOVAIMS. He was awarded with a bachelor degree in Statistics and Information Management from NOVA University of Lisbon, MSc in Probability and Statistics and PhD in Statistics and Operations Research from University of Lisbon. He is author of several scientific publications both in national and international outlets, being invited as referee on a regular basis. At NOVAIMS he have been coordinating several research and development projects. He supervises, on a regular basis, MSc and PhD students. Often he is invited to be external examiner in MSc and PhD exams in other institutions.