Joaquim Braga: Universidade de Lisboa – MIT

(6 months)

Mechanical Engineering

Joaquim focuses his research in the fields of statistics, reliability, safety, maintenance, and management. Mainly, he aims to predict and optimize maintenance actions in railway wheelsets. He intends to benefit from an experience overseas at MIT as a Visiting Student Researcher to conduct research on methodologies to assess the quality of systems subject to variation and uncertainty using design of computer experiments. This experience will also help him to make contact with different maintenance approaches performed in the US that differ from those performed in Europe.