Paulo Abreu

Angestellt, Research Fellow, Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID)

Lisbon, Portugal

About me

• 4+ years of experience in R&D with a focus on developing innovative solutions to address real-world business problems. • Specialized in data science, operations research, and simulation, with a strong track record of developing effective solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations. • Skilled in collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify business requirements and design solutions that are aligned with organizational goals and objectives. • Proficient in Python with 4 years of experience in extracting and transforming data from various sources, such as databases and APIs, and structuring datasets for developing machine learning models. • Proven track record of implementing effective problem-solving approaches that leverage a combination of data, algorithms, and expert insights to develop new tools that drive competitiveness across the entire value chain.


Machine Learning
Data Science
Artificial intelligence
Data Analysis
Research and Development
Resource Management
Communication skills
Team work
Critical thinking
Algorithm Development
Mathematical programming
Operations Research
Resource Planning
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial engineering and management
Business Process Management
Demand Planning
Problem Solving
Systems Engineering
Risk Management


Professional experience for Paulo Abreu

  • Current 4 years and 5 months, since Feb 2020

    Research Fellow

    Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID)

    As a research fellow, I've used data science, optimization & simulation to solve real-world problems in resource planning. My work includes analyzing large data sets, applying statistical methods for better decision-making, and using mathematical optimization techniques like multi-objective mixed integer linear programming. I've also applied simulation to validate strategies under various scenarios. My expertise has contributed to more efficient and sustainable resource management practices.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

    Mechanical Engineer

    Copem Engenharia Ltda.

    As a Mechanical Engineer at a project office focused on hydroelectric power plants, I contributed to two major projects and gained valuable experience in technical writing and project management. I developed technical documents and applied industry standards like ASME, DIN, and ISO to ensure accuracy. My work helped successfully complete the executive project for Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant (11,233 MW) and the modernization project of Chavantes Hydroelectric Plant (414 MW).

  • 2 years and 1 month, May 2011 - May 2013

    Cost Engineer

    Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos

    During my internship in the cost department, I evaluated projects at various planning levels and prepared analysis and valuation reports to determine reference prices for procurement and bidding. I also played a key role in supporting negotiation efforts, successfully achieving reductions of up to US$150,000.00 in accordance with contracts. My effective communication and negotiation skills contributed significantly to reducing unnecessary costs.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Sep 2007 - Jul 2009

    Lathe Operator

    Ibraplas Usinagem Em Plasticos Industriais

    As a Lathe Operator, I oversaw part production for filling, sealing, and labeling machines in the beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. I contributed to new part designs, collaborated with cross-functional teams to improve manufacturing processes, and ensured the timely delivery of high-quality parts. I demonstrated a strong commitment to quality and a deep understanding of manufacturing processes.

  • 3 years and 4 months, Feb 2004 - May 2007


    Metalúrgica Jalwa Ltda

    Starting my career as an apprentice, I gained expertise and became a skilled Toolmaker after completing the General Mechanics course. I made significant contributions to the company's operations by reducing idle time and providing technical guidance on new stamping molds. With a dedication to precision, quality control, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team, I consistently delivered excellent results and took on additional responsibilities whenever needed.

Educational background for Paulo Abreu

  • 1 year and 1 month, Feb 2020 - Feb 2021

    Engineering and Management

    University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico

  • Current 4 years and 5 months, since Feb 2020

    Engineering and Management

    University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2017 - Sep 2019

    Industrial Engineering and Management

    University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico

  • 5 years, Jan 2010 - Dec 2014

    Mechanical Engineering

    University of Mogi das Cruzes


  • English


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