Aldona Tomczyńska (PhD): doctor of philosophy in the field of international political economy. She was awarded her doctorate degree with distinction from the University of Warsaw in 2017. She has worked as a chief researcher at the National Information Processing Institute for over eight years. She conducts research in the area of political economy, innovation, and data science. She also serves as an expert in the field of science and higher education policy. She coordinated multiple scientific projects, participated in evaluation studies and research and support actions from the Horizon 2020 programmes.