Rui Rebelo has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty Lusíada, Famalicão (1994). His research interests include balancing, scheduling and development of new production systems.
His work comprehends different cases from development of decision support tools to industrial robotics. Since May 1995 until now he is a Senior Researcher in the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Unit (UESP) of INESC-Porto, Project Leader, actively participating in the institutions’ Research and Development (R&D) activities. He has participated in several R&D projects, including: “CEC-made-shoe: Custom, Environment and Comfort made shoe”, “EUROShoE – extended user oriented shoe enterprise“, “CICLOP - Computerised and integrated closing operations”, “FIT4U - Framework of Integrated Technologies for User Centred Products (2 European patents)