Abílio Pereira Pacheco has a PhD in the “Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering and Management” at FEUP with Professor João Claro as advisor; is research (pos-doc) at INESC TEC, where he is working in flexible design under uncertainty applied to forest fire management systems (in the development of FIRE-ENGINE – the only Engineering Systems project approved in MIT Portugal Program calls); and he is Graduate Teaching Assistant (“assistente convidado”) at FEUP, since 2012, lecturing on “Economics and Management”, “Operations Management”, “Management”, and “Statistics for Management and Policy Research”.
In 2012, during the fall, he was a visiting student with the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. There, he worked with Professor Richard de Neufville, Ross Collins and Hèctor Fornés, and also took the courses “Science, Technology and Public Policy”, “System Dynamics”, “Engineering Systems Analysis for Design” and “Risk and Decision Analysis” with Professors Kenneth A. Oye, Anjali Sastry, John Sterman, Richard de Neufville and Mort Webster, respectively.
He won two awards in recent years, a FEUP Merit Scholarship (2010) and a University of Porto Merit Scholarship (2012).
He has an MSc in Services Engineering and Management (FEUP) completed in 2011, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics (2009). Prior to returning to the University, he was a project manager and later a manager and director at Seara.com (2000-2006) of which he was a founding partner, and director of the Chip7 S.A. Corporate Business Division (2006-2008).