Aldona Tomczyńska (PhD): is a doctor of philosophy in international political economy. She was awarded her doctorate degree with distinction at the University of Warsaw in 2017. She has worked as an assistant professor and data science team leader at the National Information Processing Institute for more than ten years. She conducts research in economy, innovation, sociology, and data science. She has coordinated multiple scientific projects, as well as participating in evaluation studies and research and support actions within the Horizon 2020 programme.