Integrated Researchers

Sara Encarnação

Research Group:

4: Modelling and Planning Systems

Research Team:

Geographic Modelling, Remote Sensing and Data Infrastructures

Online Profile:


Sara Encarnação is interested in transdisciplinary science and the integration of new concepts, tools and visions to understand societal problems. She holds a PhD in Geography, but her research activities include different topics and a rich experience by working (and learning) with colleagues from other fields such as physics, mathematics and computer science. She is a true believer in the potential to find new solutions to old (and emergent) problems in new crossings between social sciences (and Geography in particular) and exact sciences. New collaborations are always welcome!…funding too!

Research Interests:

Smart Cities and Information Dilemmas. Multi-Actor Governance. Network Science. Game Theory. Higher Education.

Main Projects:

  • Padrões de mobilidade dos estudantes do ensino superior em Portugal – análise de redes complexas. Partners: CICS.NOVA – FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Centro de Investigação de Políticas do Ensino Superior – CIPES – Universidade do Porto; Universidade de Évora. Funding: A3ES – Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • Electrifying public transport in complex urban systems: The case of buses in the city, Tel Aviv University. Funding: Israeli Ministry of Energy (post-doc position).
  • Diffusion of mass e-mobility and integrating renewable energy in smart grids and cities: Intelligent agents for efficient energy consumption, Tel Aviv University. Funding: Israeli Ministry of Energy (post-doc position).

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