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NOVA IMS Researchers Recognized for their Impactful Research Narratives

NOVA IMS Researchers Recognized for their Impactful Research Narratives

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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 Mauro Castelli presented an impact narrative titled "An Artificial Intelligence System for Online Gambling Addiction Detection and Prevention," which represents a significant breakthrough in aiding gambling control authorities. In his narrative, he highlighted the potential of the system to help individuals combat gambling addiction and strengthen regulatory bodies overseeing online gambling. Professor Castelli emphasized that the system would enable the gambling control authority to perform its controlling role more effectively, better protecting citizens from the detrimental effects of pathological gambling.Director and Professor of NOVA IMS, Miguel de Castro Neto, presented an impact narrative titled "SMART REGION - Building communities and promoting territorial cohesion with analytics." In his narrative, he discussed the success of NOVA Cidade - Urban Analytics Lab's experience in building smart and sustainable cities. He highlighted the development of a digital twin model, which has been tested with unquestionable success in the Oeste region. The model is capable of addressing new challenges faced by territories and communities, promising significant implications for constructing intelligent, sustainable cities, and fostering territorial unity.The comprehensive impact narratives can be explored in the 2023 edition of the NOVA Science Magazine, available at

We are proud of our researchers' contributions to impactful research and their commitment to advancing knowledge for the betterment of society.