Maria Martins graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management by University of Aveiro, in 1996. In 2007, she received the M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Minho. Currently, she is a PhD Student in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Beira Interior. She is a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal), in the industrial management department. Her scientific interests are focused to decision support systems, data mining, educational data mining and statistics.