Ann Maharaj

(Monash University, Australia)
Ann Maharaj is an Associate Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University, Australia. She has a Ph.D. from Monash University on the Pattern Recognition of Time Series.
Ann is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), a member of the International Association of Statistical Computing (IASC) and of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA). She is also an accredited statistician with the SSA.
Ann’s main research interests are in time series classification, wavelets analysis, fuzzy classification and interval time series analysis. She has also worked on research projects in climatology, environmental science, labour markets, human mobility and finance.

Pierpaolo D’Urso

(University of Rome, Italy)
Pierpaolo D'Urso is a full professor of Statistics at Sapienza - University of Rome. He is the chair of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences, Sapienza - University of Rome. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics and his bachelor's degree in Statistics both from Sapienza.

He is associate editor and member of the editorial board of several journals. He has been member of several program committees of international conferences and guest editor of special issues. His recent research activity is focus on fuzzy clustering, clustering and classification of time series, clustering of complex structures of data, and statistical methods for marketing, local labour systems, electoral studies and environmental monitoring.

Jorge Caiado

(ISEG, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management. Professor of Econometrics and Forecasting Methods at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management and Researcher at the Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics.

His research in econometrics, finance, time series analysis, forecasting methods and statistical software has led to numerous publications in scientific journals and books. He is serving as econometric and statistical consultant and trainer for numerous companies and organizations including central banks, commercial and investment banks, bureau of statistics, bureau of economic analysis, transportation and logistics companies, health companies and insurance companies.