Keynote Speakers

Prof. João Tiago Praça Nunes Mexia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

João Tiago Praça Nunes Mexia was born in Lisbon in June of 1939. The most part of his career was as Full Professor at the FCT/UNL-Faculty for Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon. At that time he supervised the teaching of Statistics at FCT/UNL and directed the Research Center in Mathematics of the University (CMA-Center for Mathematics and its Applications) from 1999 to 2009. In 2009 he became Emeritus Professor. Until now he supervised 19 Ph.D. and co-supervised 12 Ph.D. His research is centered on Linear Statistical Inference, having almost 100 papers published in International Journals.

Prof. Alexandr Boichuk
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

Alexander Andreevych Boichuk is a Ukrainian mathematician, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since 2012), head of the laboratory boundary-value problems of differential equations of the Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology and Mitropolskiy Prize (2013). Professor A. Boichuk is an expert on the theory of the boundary value problems with the normally solvable operators in the linear part. For the first time defined the conditions for the solvability and spent the classification of the resonant cases a wide class of nonlinear boundary value problems for systems of ordinary differential and difference equations, delay equations, equations with impulsive and singularly perturbed equations for which the proposed use of the apparatus of generalized inverse operators. A. Boichuk is the author of over 110 scientific papers including three monographs. Under his guidance prepared 11 candidates of sciences.

Invited Speakers

Assist. Prof. Sandra S. Ferreira
University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Sandra S. Ferreira is Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UE), Portugal. Her publications and current research interests focus on statistical inference for estimable functions and variance components, in linear mixed models with commutative orthogonal block structure (COBS). She completed her Ph.D. in 2006 at the University of Beira Interior, where she teaches courses in basic statistics, quantitative methods, hierarchical linear models and multivariate analysis. She is member of the working group (WG) CMStatistics (this WG focuses on all computational and methodological aspects of statistics) and member of IEOM Society and serves as an editorial board member of several journals.

Assist. Prof. Dário Ferreira
University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Dário Ferreira is Assistant Professor at the Mathematics Department of the University of Beira Interior (Covilhã, Portugal), member of the Center of Mathematics at the same University and an active member of the Portuguese Society of Statistics (SPE). He has graduated in Mathematics at the University of Évora and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics/Statistics from the University of Beira Interior. His general research area is in Linear Models. More specifically, He works in the estimation of variance components using algebraic and stochastic methods. He has been publishing research in this field and has been guest to participate in some research projects, co-chaired several international conferences and workshops, being also a program committee member of several international conferences.