Nuno Crato is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Lisbon, having taught in Lisbon, Azores and the United States. His research work is focused on time series for financial, biological and computational applications. He is a Visiting Scientist at the JRC Centre, in Italy, where he analyses the impact of policy measures based on micro-data. He was the President of the International Symposium on Forecasting (2000), Coordinator and President of the Cemapre Research Centre (2006-2010), President of the Portuguese Mathematical Society (2004-2010) and President (CEO) of the Taguspark -- Science and Technology Park (2010-2011). From 2011 to 2015, he was the Portuguese Minister for Education and Science. A prolific science communicator and intervener in education, he has published books in several languages and countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy and Brazil. For his works, he received prestigious awards from the European Mathematical Society and the European Commission. He was awarded the title of Commander and Grand Cross of the Order of Infante D. Henrique.