I am currently an Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence Systems at the Econometric Institute of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before my current job, I was a post-doc researcher at the Dutch Top Institute Pharma's Escher project, work package 3.2, that aims to develop new methods and their software implementations for supporting pharmacological decisions based on information obtained from clinical trials.
My background is in computer science. In 2007 I obtained (with honours) a double-degree of Computer Science from the University of Turku, Finland, and of Management Science from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. I have a strong background in software development, and already during my undergraduate studies I was working part-time as a software developer in various companies. After finishing my PhD in Portugal I spent a year working as a security engineer with a focus on implementation in Bratislava, Slovakia before returning to academia and starting to work in The Netherlands.
My main research expertise is in Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), specifically with Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis (SMAA) methods. I'm currently interested in data models for algorithmic MCDA, SMAA for drug benefit-risk analysis, and in decision support for evidence-based medical decision making.
Although I'm academically oriented, I try to keep in touch with reality by doing actual software development. I'm currently active in developing JSMAA and ADDIS. Both of them are open source and transparently developed. This allows for third-party improvements and criticism - something I also value in my scientific production.