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 is currently Assistant Professor at NOVA-FCT, member of  NOVAMath.

He is author of the book Facility Layout: Mathematical Optimization Techniques and Engineering Applications