Luisa Maria da Silva Gonçalves was born in Leiria, Portugal, in 1965. She holds a degree in Geomatic Engineering (5 years) from the University of Coimbra, a MSc in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (3 years) from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon and a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, in the scientific area of Urban, Regional Planning and Transportation, from the University of Coimbra. She was a collaborator of GEOMETRAL, Measurement Techniques and Computing, SA, where she held the post of head of project and Managing Partner and Technical Director of GISTEC-Cartographic and Photogrammetric Techniques, Lda.. Currently, she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (ESTG-IPLeiria). She is a visiting professor of the Master degree in Science and GIS at NOVA IMS. She is a member of the Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering of Coimbra (INESC Coimbra). Her main research interests are in GIS, Remote Sensing classification methods, modeling and processing the uncertainty associated with the production and validation of information automatically extracted from multispectral images. She supervises several MSc dissertations at ESTG-IPLeiria and at the University of Coimbra in the areas of Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Planning. Author of more than 40 scientific papers published in international and national journals and proceedings of international and national conferences. Participant in COST Action TU1208 - Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar. Coordination and participation as a team member in research and development projects, specialized consultancy studies ordered by several public institutions and companies in areas related with Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Transport and Urban Planning.