Assistant Professor at the Department of Production and Systems/School of Engineering/University of Minho.

He holds a degree in Informatics and Systems, an MSc in Management Information Systems and a PhD in Production and Systems Engineering. His main research interests are: Production Information Systems; Production Planning and Control Systems; Product Data Management.

He was the principal investigator in the research project PDM-Product Data Management, financed by the program IDEIA - technological transference from University to Industry - from the Portuguese Agency for Innovation, ADI. The project involves several industrial organizations.

Similarly, Paulo has coordinated several other industry-driven Production Planning and Control Information Systems implementation in local textile, furniture and mechanical industries.