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I got a degree in Electrical Engineering - University of Porto (1978), an MSc in Operational Research and Systems Engineering - Technical University of Lisbon (1989), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences - University of Porto (1996).

I began my professional career in the industry as a Maintenance Engineer, in 1978. Along 6 years, I was also a Project Engineer in two companies.

Since 1987, I have been been working as Consultant and Leader of several industry projects at INEGI, an R&D interface institute of the UP.

I was Coordinator of the Industrial Engineering and Management Unit at FEUP (1997-98 and 2003-05), where I am currently an Associate Professor.

I was Member of the Board of STCP, the Public Transport Company of Porto (1998-2002 and 2006-2012).

I keep a regular research activity since 1991. I am a Senior Researcher, currently member of CEGI, the Industrial Engineering and Management research unit of INESC TEC. My main topics of interest are Transportation, Decision Support Systems and Applied Operations Research. I am currently Member of the Editorial Board of the “Transportation Research Procedia” Journal.

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2021

Improving Mobility Services through Customer Participation

Authors
Duarte, SP; Campos Ferreira, M; Pinho de Sousa, J; Freire de Sousa, J; Galvão, T;

Publication
Advances in Mobility-as-a-Service Systems - Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract

2020

The Role of Collaboration for Sustainable and Efficient Urban Logistics

Authors
Carvalho, L; de Sousa, JF; de Sousa, JP;

Publication
Boosting Collaborative Networks 4.0 - IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Abstract

2018

Linking fields with GMA: Sustainability, companies, people and Operational Research

Authors
Teles, MD; de Sousa, JF;

Publication
Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Abstract
This article is about making decisions concerning the management of sustainability, decisions that may influence the use or protection of natural resources or address difficult societal choices. Managers have more and more to tackle a diversity of problems in a rigorous and transparent way. One of the distinctive features of these decisions is that managers must give attention to both the values of people affected and factual information concerning the potential consequences of actions. This imposes the adoption of new methods for structuring spaces, strategy alternatives, and organizational planning. The support from operational research analysts becomes increasingly important, as we are dealing with people mostly without strong quantitative or model-building backgrounds. With the presence of different perspectives and mental models, behavior elements are at the core of the problem and unintentional biases in model use may occur. Our intention is to help promote the transference of knowledge to and within companies so that they may assure resilience. We found in general morphological analysis a great help for that. We want to make available a meta-model based on Operational Research for fields involving public resources and multiple interests to aid current and future managers of companies. We conclude the article with two case studies to illustrate our approach. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.

2017

A Multi-User Integrated Platform for Supporting the Design and Management of Urban Mobility Systems

Authors
Fontes, T; Correia, J; de Sousa, JP; de Sousa, JF; Galvao, T;

Publication
Transportation Research Procedia

Abstract
Public transport networks were, in the past, mainly designed to maximize the efficiency of commuting trips. However, with such perspective there are considerable risks to marginalize some specific population groups (e.g. disabled, elderly, children, pregnant, people in poverty). For enhancing social inclusion and improving the accessibility of more vulnerable citizens, such networks are often redesigned and adjusted. Nevertheless, even with such adjustments, it is sometimes difficult to provide efficient services that fully address the real needs and capabilities of travelers, partially because of the failure in following the fast technological and demanding changes of modern societies. Taking in mind these challenges, we have developed a conceptual model to support knowledge sharing and decision-making in urban mobility, and to improve the way travel information is addressed. The multi-user integrated platform proposed in this work is supported by the idea that information from different channels must be centralized, organized, managed and properly distributed. This idea is grounded in two main principles: (i) past and real-time information from a wide range of sources is combined for knowledge extraction, and such knowledge is going to be used not only to allow travelers to better plan their trips, but also to help transport providers to develop services adapted to the needs and preferences of their customers; and (ii) information is provided in a personalized way taking into account socio-economical differences between groups of travelers. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

2017

A General Morphological Analysis to Support Strategic Management Decisions in Public Transport Companies

Authors
De Fátima Teles, M; De Sousa, JF;

Publication
Transportation Research Procedia

Abstract
This paper presents a General Morphological Analysis (GMA) meta-model aiming to help decision-makers wishing to integrate sustainability concerns into the company strategy. This is made by joining Operational Research (OR) analysts, decision-makers and stakeholders as participants in the problem structuring and formulation process. This is particularly relevant in societal issues, where public transport companies are particularly important. Indeed, public transport companies play a quite visible role in the dimensions of corporate social responsibility, namely because of four reasons: (i) they provide daily services crucial to mass customers' mobility; (ii) their investments are usually of high value and rather sensitive to technological development; (iii) they play a crucial role in the energy sector and (iv) are strongly dependent upon macro-policies. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Supervised
thesis

2020

Sustainable business models for horizontal collaborative logistics

Author
Leandro Lopes de Carvalho

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Especificação de requisitos para o desenvolvimento de um sistema de apoio à decisão para gestão de transportes públicos intermodais

Author
João Nuno Lemos de Sousa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

A decision support system for designing urban multimodal mobility and accessibility policies in a socio-technical transition context

Author
Sérgio Pedro de Matos Duarte

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

A integração da política ambiental na estratégia empresarial: uma metodologia de apoio à decisão no âmbito de um operador de transportes

Author
Maria de Fátima Carvalho de Sampaio Teles

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Melhoria de Eficiência de uma Equipa de Instalação de Equipamentos

Author
Juliana de Sousa Coelho

Institution
UP-FEUP