Rosário Macário, has degrees in Business Economics, MSc in Transportation, PhD in Transportation Systems, Habilitation (DSc) in Civil Engineering. She is Professor and Researcher in Transportation, Vice President of the CERIS – Institute for Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability, Coordinator of CESUR – Center for Urban and Regional Systems and Director of the Master in Transport Planning and Operations, at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa (www.ist.eu). She is member of the Scientific Council of several Master and PhD courses at IST and also professor at the Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She is member of the Scientific Council of the Chair BNParibas at the University of Antwerp.
From 1977 to 1995 she was a licensed Flight Operation Officer in foreign airline where she obtained large experience in operational planning and coordination, as well as managing multidisciplinary teams. Since 1995 she developed and directed national and international projects, research and consultancy studies in several domains, with special intensity in Transport Policy and Planning and Exploitation of Transport Systems, at TIS.PT, Consultores em Transportes, Inovação e Sistemas s.a. Since 2000, she is a partner and board member at TIS.PT, and since 2005 President of the Shareholder Assembly of TIS.PT (www.tis.pt) . She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Center of Excellence for Research on “BRT- ALC Bus Rapid Transit – Across Latitudes and Cultures” (www.brt.cl) with head office in Santiago do Chile Simultaneously with her academic and corporate activity she has occupied the following international positions: former Vice-President of the Scientific Council of WCTRS and current Chair of International Relations at the World Conference on Transportation Research Society (www.wctrs.org), co-founder of the PANAMSTR – Panamerican Society for Research in Transportation and Council Member of the European Association of Transport (AET). She supervises a significant number of PhDs and has several journal publications and books, both as author and editor, and also a frequent speaker at international events. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal “Case studies for Transport Policy”