Célia Nunes is currently Pro-Rector for the area of International Cooperation, University of Beira Interior (UBI). She is an Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematics and member of the Center of Mathematics and Applications, UBI, and collaborator of the Center of Mathematics and Applications, FCT Nova. She is PhD in Mathematics by UBI, MSc. in Applied Mathematics, by the University of Évora (UE), and BSc. in Mathematics - Probability and Statistics (UE) Her research interests are in Probability and Statistics and Applied Mathematics, in particular Statistical Inference in Linear Models. She has published research in the fields of Probability and Statistics and Applied Statistics and has been awarded three best paper awards: => Best Paper Award at the 5th International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation, Modelling (ASM ''11) for the paper entitled "Orthogonal Fixed Effects ANOVA with Random Sample Sizes" (Authors: João T. Mexia, Célia Nunes, Dário Ferreira, Sandra S. Ferreira, Elsa Moreira); => Best Short Paper Award at the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR''18) for the paper entitled "A Text Feature Based Automatic Keyword Extraction Method for Single Documents" (Authors: Ricardo Campos, Vítor Mangaravite, Arian Pasquali, Alípio Mário Jorge, Célia Nunes, Adam Jatowt); => Best Track Paper Award in Optimization at the 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2020, for the work entitled "On the Derivation of Complex Linear Models from Simpler Ones" (Authors: Carla Santos, Célia Nunes, Cristina Dias, João T. Mexia) She has been involved in several research projects and is a guest reviewer of international journals, co-chaired multiple international conferences and workshops, being also a scientific committee member of international conferences.