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Adriana Bin

Assistant professor at the School of Applied Sciences (FCA), University of Campinas (UNICAMP), since 2009. She holds a bachelor degree in Food Engineering (2000) and has a Master (2004) and PhD (2008) in Science and Technology Policy. She is Associate Coordinator of the Laboratory of Studies on the Organization of Research and Innovation (GEOPI) at Unicamp. Adriana has over ten years of experience in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) management, participating in research and hands-on projects. She spent ten months as an Academic Visitor at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), from September 2013 to July 2014.
Adriana’s main research interests are:
– Evaluation in STI (conceptual and methodological issues)
– STI management (prospective studies, planning and decision-making)
– Public Research Organizations – PRO (roles within NIS, governance, managerial and institutional models)
Her early research (PhD) was focused in the specificities of strategic planning of research and innovation activities. The research was based on multiple experiences of supporting strategic planning processes of some of the most important Brazilian Public Research Organizations-Aerospace Technology and Science Department (DCTA), National Institute For Space Research (INPE), Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) – and also companies from different industrial sectors.
Additionally, she has been working with evaluation in STI, both from the conceptual and methodological perspectives. She was recently involved in the evaluation of FAPESP’s scholarship programs (scientific initiation, master and PhD scholarships) and is actually involved in the design of a systematic and integrated evaluation model for the Brazilian Innovation Agency – FINEP.


    Anibal Tavares de Azevedo

    He received the B.Sc. degree in Applied Computational Mathematics in 1999, as well as the M.Sc. and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (2002 and 2006) from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School at UNICAMP from 2006 to 2007.Currently, he is a Professor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). His research interests are the development of exact and combinatorial optimization, heuristics and simulation models and representation by rules for solving the following applied problems: electrical energy system planning and operation, port logistics and operation, hub network design for soybean supply chain and health care, and multicriteria methods and optimization for R&D portfolio composition.


      Bruno Brandão Fischer

      I am Assistant professor at the School of Applied Sciences (FCA), University of Campinas (UNICAMP). I have a PhD in Economics and Innovation Management (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain). I also have a MSc in Economics and Innovation Management (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain) and another one in Agribusiness (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). My undergraduate studies were in the field of Business Administration with an emphasis in Foreign Trade. Besides my current academic position, I am also involved with the Peruvian Institute of Competitiveness (INSPERCOM) as an associate researcher.


        Flavia Luciane Consoni

        Dra. Flávia L. Consoni is Associate Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Policy at UNICAMP – State University of Campinas, Brazil. She holds a PhD and a M.S. in Science and Technology Policy from the same university and holds a Post-doc in Sociology from the University of Sao Paulo from 2005 to 2008. She has published on technological change and product development activities in the Brazilian automotive industry. Her research interests are focused on innovation strategies and internationalization of R&D towards emerging economies. She is also investigating patterns of adoption of sustainable innovation practices, specially the fuel based on ethanol sugar cane and electric vehicle in Brazil.


          Janaina Oliveira Pamplona da Costa

          I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Policy (DPCT), Institute of Geosciences – UNICAMP, Brazil. I am an economist by training (IE/UNICAMP/Brazil, 1995) and undertook my Master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies at DPCT/UNICAMP. I hold a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies from SPRU/University of Sussex (UK) since 2013. At SPRU I worked in research projects funded by ESRC/UK, EPSRC/UK, United Nations University/IDRC, and the European Union. I concluded my postdoctoral research at DPCT/UNICAMP in 2015, which was funded by the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). Currently I hold a research scholarship from the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).
          My main research interest is in Economics of Innovation, including research in systems of innovation in developing countries, networks of innovators, network governance in high-technology industries and technology policy in developing countries. In addition, I have developed research on the knowledge production and use in Engineering in Brazil. I have published in journals such as the Brazilian Journal of Innovation, Journal of Responsible Innovation and CEPAL Review. I am a referee in Brazilian and international journals (such as, Brazilian Journal of Innovation, Research Policy and Telecommunications Policy).


            Leonardo Tomazeli Duarte

            Leonardo Tomazeli Duarte received the B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France, in 2009. Since 2011, he has been with the School of Applied Sciences (FCA) at UNICAMP, Limeira, Brazil, where he is currently an assistant professor. He is also an associate member with the Laboratory of Signal Processing for Communications (DSPCom lab). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

            At FCA/UNICAMP, he has been teaching statistics, probability and machine learning for undergraduate and graduate students from industrial engineering, management sciences, nutrition and sports science.

            Research interests

            1. Signal Processing:

            • Blind Source Separation (BSS) and Independent Component Analysis (ICA)
            • BSS in nonlinear models (Post-nonlinear and polynomial mixtures)
            • Blind compensation of nonlinear distortions
            • Sparse signal processing
            • Bayesian methods for signal processing (using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods)
            • Evolutionary computation for signal processing
            • Applications
            • Seismic signal processing (Multiple attenuation, separation of seismic events and denoising)
            • Signal processing methods for chemical sensor arrays (ion-selective electrodes (ISE) and ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET) arrays)
            • Signal processing for statistical process control (SPC)

            2. Operations Research (since 2014):

            • Multiple-criteria decision analysis (MCDA)
            • Unsupervised schemes for adjusting MCDA algorithms (e.g. the fuzzy measure coefficients in the Choquet integral formalism for decision making)
            • New methods to deal with the interaction between decision criteria
            • Methodological aspects of data envelopment analysis (DEA)
            • Applications
            • Evaluation in sport sciences
            • R&D and Innovation Project Selection


            Mariza Almeida

            Agronomic Engineer from the Federal University of Ceará (1982), Masters degree in Development, Agriculture and Society from Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1997), PhD in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004), and Post-doctoral researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy. Associate Professor of the State Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). Coordinator of the CNPq Research Group Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, responsible for the implementation project of the Business Incubator of UNIRIO. Mariza is a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Technology and Globalisation (Harvard). Her research interests are linked to Production Engineering with emphasis in Management of Innovation and Technology Economics, acting on the following topics: Triple Helix and university-industry-government relations; New Environments Conducive to Innovation: Incubators and Science Parks; Academic entrepreneurship; Eco-Entrepreneurship; Local development. She is part of the Triple Helix Association and was elected vice president in December 2013.


                Renato Garcia

                Assistant Professor at Institute of Economics (University of Campinas)
                Professor Renato Garcia received his BA in Economics from State University of Sao Paulo, his MA and his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Campinas. He was Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Scholl of the University of Sao Paulo during the period 2002-2014. Currently, he offers graduate courses on industrial policy and economic development at University of Campinas. He is deputy-editor of the Brazilian Journal of Innovation. He coordinates a research project on the subject of Geography of Innovation. He specializes in Economics of Innovation and his main research interests are geography of innovation, industrial clusters, evolutionary economic geography, university-industry linkages and industrial policy.