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I hold a Bachelor and Master degree in Civil Engineering, and in January 2019 delivered my thesis to obtain a Doctoral degree in Transport Systems through the MIT Portugal program - the thesis defense should be concluded by Q2 2019.Within the Doctoral program I was awarded a full PhD scholarship by FCT and spent 7 months in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of my curriculum.

I have 2 years of work experience in Engineering and Transports. At the private sector I  worked for a consulting company, and at the public sector I worked for the city of Ovar. I also completed some jobs  as a freelancer.

I have several years of research experience in transport systems using optimization, modeling and simulation. As a researcher, I participated in a project co-funded by the European Union in the area of road safety, and as a PhD student I worked in the area of transport systems with studies on: Research Methodologies, Modelling of transport demand, Optimization of Infrastructure and Transport Operations, Optimization and Decision Support Techniques and Soil-Use/Transports Systems Simulation.

My interests are in the data science and engineering sector, particularly in urban mobility, intelligent transport systems and autonomous vehicles supported by optimization, simulation, modeling supported by  programming tools, artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Work experience

Nov 2018present

Researcher

IAO Fraunhofer/ IAT University of Stuttgart

part of the Mobility Ecosystems Team inserted in the Mobility and Innovation Systems Research Unit

Modeling of transport systems and mobility with special focus on future transports and mobility behavior

Oct 2014Sep 2018

PhD + research grant

CITTA, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Porto, Portugal

With a 4 years MIT Portugal/FCT scholarship starting in 2014, I have been researching on emergency medical service response with a focus on strategic and tactical decisions and policies.

My research work focused on the use of optimization, simulation and modeling to  assess and propose different solutions and policies for transport system specially focused  on urban environments where the demand and the traveling conditions are in constant change.

Apr 2011Apr 2012

Civil Engineer - PEPAL

Câmara Municipal de Ovar, Ovar, Portugal

One year trainee program supported by the national government as a Civil Engineer in the Maintenance and Urban Services for the city of Ovar. Main duties where the management of the city economic portfolio for road and street repairs as well as participating in other Urban and Maintenance active projects at the time. 

Education

Oct 2012Q2 2019

PhD (Thesis delivered)

MIT Portugal, University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering

PhD in  Transport Systems

This is a MIT Portugal program focus on: Research Methodologies, Modelling of transport demand, Optimization of Infrastructure and Transport Operations, Optimization and Decision Support Techniques and Soil-Use/Transports Systems Simulation.

My thesis focus on a specific Transport System, the Emergency Medical Service, and researches the location and dispatching of emergency vehicles in urban environments where demand and traffic conditions are in constant change. Heavy use of python, optimization, simulation, modeling and AI&ML approaches.

Sept 2005Jul 2010

Integrated Master (B.Sc. + M.Sc.)

University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering

Integrated master in Civil Engineering - Transport Infrastructures

The program comprise of a 3 years study for a degree in engineering sciences, BEng., plus 2 years of study for a master degree, MEng., in Civil Engineering. The master part of the integrated studies was heavily focused on Transports and Transport Infrastructures design: : Railways, Traffic and Transports 1, Traffic and Transports 2, Complements of Roads and Airports, Road Works, Pavements and Master Thesis in Transport Infrastructures

knowledge of languages

Portuguese

Native speaker 

English

Daily use. Native speakers in the family. Lived 7 months in Boston, MA, USA.

French

Casual use. Native speakers in the family.

German

Been using language learning apps to learn and further improve my German.

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