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Ana Paula Barbosa Póvoa

Full Professor

Instituto Superior Técnico


Ana Barbosa-Póvoa is a Full Professor in Operations and Logistics, at the Engineering and Management Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and her research focus is on developing a comprehensive understanding of complex problems in supply chains and operations management, supported by novel and sound engineering systems models and techniques. Sustainability, resilience, uncertainty and risk in the design and planning of supply chains are among the main research-addressed domains. Ana has created and coordinates the research group in Operations Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management (OpLog) at the Centre for Management Studies of IST. She has a large experience of in supervision and has been awarded with several research grants. Her research has led to several national and international awards having twice received the honor of being considered the best researcher in Industrial Management at the University of Lisbon. She is an editor of the Computers and Chemical Engineering Journal and a member of several editorial boards, namely the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Production Economics, TOP, and Operations Research Perspectives. She is one of the Vice Presidents of the EURO, European Association of Operational Research Society; a founder member of the Euro Working Group in Sustainable Supply Chains of the European Association of Operational Research – where she is currently part of the coordination team, and a member of the Euro Working Group on Retail, and the Euro Working Group on Location and Analysis. She serves in the events sub-committee of the EURO WISDOM Forum.


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