Francisco Veloso Tapped To Teach in Portugal

Francisco Veloso Carnegie Mellon University’s Francisco Veloso will spend the 2009 semester teaching at Católica University in Portugal. “I’m going to be doing a lot of innovative work with my students,’’ said Veloso, an ICTI faculty member and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon. Veloso teaches in the areas of technology policy and management, supply chain decisions, and industrial development. He is interested in the development of technology assets and the role of public policy.  

His work specifically aims at integrating engineering and technology knowledge. His current work includes a series of studies on how decisions related to technology and innovation (entry in new technologies, adoption of process improvement methods or modular product solutions) affect firm performance throughout the automotive industry.
In 2008, Veloso received a Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship for his research in the automotive sector. The prestigious Sloan Fellowship supports the work of researchers early in their academic careers who are recognized for their exceptional promise to the advancement of knowledge.

A second and more recent area of research involves evaluating and comparing technological capabilities of knowledge-based industries in developing nations. Some of his current research includes analyzing the software industry in China, India and Brazil.

Veloso holds a B.S. in physics engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, an M.S. in technology management from the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, and a Ph.D. in technology, management and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.