Awards and Distinctions
NOVA IMS Researchers Recognized for their Impactful Research Narratives, 2023
NOVA Information Management School is proud to announce that two of our researchers, the Director of NOVA IMS Professor Miguel de Castro Neto and Professor Mauro Castelli, have won the NOVA's Research Impact Narratives Challenge. This challenge, initiated by NOVA University Lisbon, aimed to spotlight the profound impact of research endeavors while highlighting the diverse spectrum of effects facilitated by their funding. The recognized impacts encompassed social, environmental, political, cultural, technological, economic advancements, and enhancements in health and quality of life.
Professor Castelli presented an impact narrative on "An Artificial Intelligence System for Online Gambling Addiction Detection and Prevention," which aids gambling control authorities. Professor de Castro Neto presented an impact narrative on "SMART REGION - Building communities and promoting territorial cohesion with analytics," which discussed the success of NOVA Cidade - Urban Analytics Lab's experience in building smart and sustainable cities.
The comprehensive impact narratives can be explored in the 2023 edition of the NOVA Science Magazine, available at https://www.unl.pt/sites/default/files/nova_science_2023.pdf.
NOVA IMS Professor Tiago Oliveira named Highly Cited Researcher for Third Consecutive Year, 2023
Professor Tiago Oliveira, a Full Professor and Chairman of the Scientific Council at NOVA IMS, has been selected for the prestigious Highly Cited Researchers™ 2023 list for the third year in a row. Receiving this recognition for three consecutive years is a testament to Professor Tiago Oliveira's consistent and outstanding contributions to his field, solidifying his reputation as a highly influential researcher on a global scale.
The Highly Cited Researchers list recognizes scientists who have made a significant impact in their respective fields through the publication of multiple influential papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their fields over the past decade. This year, 7,127 researchers from 67 countries and regions were recognized, with only 19 researchers from Portugal making the list.
Professor Tiago Oliveira's work spans a range of fields, including technological behaviour change and the addition of Information Technology to factors that influence academic success. He is currently engaged in cutting-edge research linked to process analysis and optimization, and process mining, which promises to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable, and safer future.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Professor Tiago Oliveira for this well-deserved recognition, and we invite you to learn more about the Highly Cited Researchers list by clicking here.
Manuela Aparício Honored with Diana Award in 2023
Manuela Aparício, Associate Dean for Education at NOVA IMS, has received the prestigious 2023 Diana Award at the 41st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, recently held in Orlando, Florida. The Diana Award is given every other year, during odd-numbered years, to an organization which has collectively made an impact on the field.
This international recognition conferred by the Association for Computer and Machinery (ACM) celebrates Manuela Aparício's long-term dedication to the field of communication design.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication provides a forum for researchers and practitioners of the design of communication, including information architecture, information design, user assistance, help, and documentation (traditional and user-contributed) as well as technology that supports and enhances communication, including blogs.
Six NOVA IMS professors recognized among the world's TOP 2% scientists, 2023
Stanford University has released its prestigious list of the world's leading scientists, and it includes six professors from NOVA IMS. Fernando Bação, Leonardo Vanneschi, Manuela Aparicio, Mauro Castelli, Paulo Rita, and Tiago Oliveira have achieved the remarkable status of being among the top 2% of scientists worldwide in 2022. Notably, Professor Leonardo Vanneschi is recognized for his career-long impact on their respective fields.
This list is compiled using data from Scopus, the reference database of article abstracts and citations for newspapers and other academic publications, covering approximately 19,500 titles from over 5,000 international publishers. It highlights the top 2% most cited researchers globally across 22 scientific fields and 174 subfields, considering the influence and impact of academic research.
Rafael Wagner, NOVA IMS’ Ph.D. student, awarded at EMAC, 2023
Rafael Wagner, a Ph.D. student at NOVA IMS, has been awarded with the Best Paper Based on a Doctoral Dissertation Award at the European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC): "Overcoming Resistance to Medical Artificial Intelligence".
Rafael’s dissertation aims to investigate aspects inherent to the acceptance or aversion to the use of artificial intelligence in services, from a consumer behavior perspective. On the other hand, potential interventions by service providers to reduce resistance to the use of Artificial Intelligence will also be analyzed.
The PhD student is being supervised by Professor Diego Costa Pinto and is currently one of the lab managers at the NOVA Marketing Analytics Lab.
EMAC is one of the most renowned marketing theory and research conferences in Europe. The Conference’s mission is to advance the field of marketing by facilitating networking, promoting research, and promoting an international exchange of ideas. This year, the Conference took place in Odense, Denmark, from May 23th to 26th.
Rafael Wagner is currently a Ph.D student at NOVA Information Management School. He holds a master’s degree in Marketing at IMED Business School (Brazil), a specialization degree in business management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil), a specialization in business strategy at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia, USA), and a bachelor degree at Universidade de Passo Fundo (Brazil).
Professors of NOVA IMS are in the World's Top 2% Scientists List of 2022
The University of Stanford released the World's Top 2% Scientists List, a list where several professors of NOVA IMS were recognized!
The study identified about 200 thousand scientists from all over the world in 22 scientific areas, using as evaluation criteria, the impact of the scientific work in 2021 and along the career.
Professors Aleš Popovič, Fernando Bação, Jorge Bravo, Leonardo Vanneschi, Manuela Aparicio, Mauro Castelli, Paulo Rita, Pedro Cabral and Tiago Oliveira are, for the University of Stanford, in the World's Top 2% Scientists of 2022.
It is worth noting the fact that Professors Aleš Popovič, Leonardo Vanneschi and Tiago Oliveira saw their names also included in the list of career-long citations this year.
A clear demonstration that our faculty is composed by highly specialized professionals, of recognized competence in their fields of knowledge.
To all, congratulations for this recognition!
Tiago Oliveira of NOVA IMS featured in the prestigious list "Highly Cited Researchers 2021"
The NOVA IMS researcher Tiago Oliveira was included in the prestigious 2021 edition of the “Highly Cited Researchers” index, an initiative by Clarivate Analytics that recognizes the most influential scientists worldwide, that rank in the top 1% worldwide, by number of citations per field, in the Web of Science.
This list highlights a total of 6602 scientists from 70 countries and 21 research areas.
Professor Marco Painho recognized with the Student Mentorship Service (Award), 2020
Today we congratulate Marco Painho, Professor at NOVA IMS, who was recognized with the Student Mentorship Service (Award) by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. This recognition is based on his demonstrated commitment to GEOINT student mentorship and promoting a positive and inclusive scholarly environment.
Professor Paulo Rita received the "Highly Commended Award", 2019
NOVA IMS Professor Paulo Rita received the "Highly Commended Award" for his article "Brand Strategies in Social Media in Hospitality and Tourism" published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
This is a very honorable distinction and is awarded by a Scopus Decile 1 (Top 10%) scientific journal.
PhD student Afshin Ashofteh and Jorge Bravo has won the first prize, 2019
A paper jointly written by NOVA IMS PhD student Afshin Ashofteh and Jorge Bravo, Professor at NOVA IMS presented at the 8th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Design of Experiments (2019) in Vienna has won the first prize for the best paper presented at the Conference.
This paper aimed at the case of credit scoring for risk management. It presented a novel method for credit scoring to be used for default prediction. Financial institutions and lenders use credit scores to assess the creditworthiness of new clients and to decide whether to grant credit or approve a loan. Recently, mobile phones provide data sources in the form of call-detail records (CDR) and many other log files. These new sources of Big Data attain much more importance to provide smarter credit-scoring models not only for customers of banks but also for largely unbanked population who has no regular credit history. Therefore, this new credit scoring methodology represents a machine-learning algorithm for Big Data sources, which is less expensive in computation with higher accuracy in compare with current algorithms.
The ICRA conferences are organized every two years by the ISI Committee on Risk Analysis (ISI-CRA), one of the nine Special Interest Groups of the ISI. This year’s conference focuses on Risk Analysis and Experimental Design and it was devoted to the Distinguished Professor Samad Hedayat from UIC-USA.
Bruno Damásio, NOVA IMS and ISEG and Diogo Martins were awarded the "António Dornelas Prize", 2018
Bruno Damásio, NOVA IMS and ISEG and Diogo Miguel Gomes Martins were awarded the "António Dornelas Prize", edition of 2018.
The award-winning work is entitled “Do Labor Market Reforms Pay Off? Unemployment and Capital Accumulation in Portugal”.
The "António Dornelas Prize" has an annual character and rewards scientific or technical works developed by students, researchers and university professors in the areas of work, employment, vocational training and industrial relations, whether social security and solidarity, or the inclusion of people with disabilities. The award has a pecuniary benefit in the amount of 2000 euros.
Professor Tiago Oliveira awarded with “Citation of Excellence 2017” prize
The award “Citation of Excellence 2017” was given to Tiago Oliveira, teacher at NOVA IMS, to Manoj Thomas and to Mariana Espadanal, due to their article “Assessing the determinants of cloud computing adoption: An analysis of the manufacturing and services sectors.”, at ECIS the European Conference on Information Systems.
This article was aknowledge as being one of the most quoted and influencial articles published in 2014 referring to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economy and Marketing.