José Carlos Dias holds a PhD degree in Finance from ISCTE-IUL Business School. He is currently Associate Professor in Finance (with Agregação) at the Department of Finance and Director of the PhD in Finance at ISCTE-IUL Business School. He was also the Director of the Master in Finance at ISCTE-IUL Business School. His current research interests include option pricing, structured products and exotic options, real options, and credit risk. He has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Derivatives, and Applied Mathematics and Optimization.