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.