Manuel V.C. Vieira obtained his PhD from TU Delft, The Netherlands, in 2008. In his research, he covered a variety of topics such as interior-point methods, satisfiability and more recently he gained interest in applying mathematical optimization to problems originated from industry. Namely, Layout problems and the container loading problem. 

He has been guest-editor of the Information Systems and Operational Research Journal. He is currently Assistant Professor at NOVA-FCT, member of CMA-UNL and GERAD.