Francisco Fonseca

Francisco Fonseca

Research Associate

Carnegie Mellon University

Francisco started the PhD program at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy in the Fall of 2015 and finished in January of 2020. His current research aims to use statistical models to study the impact of climate change on demand for electricity. Francisco previously worked for six years as an analyst at PSR, a consultancy firm in the Brazilian power sector. At PSR, he helped develop models to support the decision making process on issues related to financial and economic evaluation of generation projects, strategic bidding in energy auctions, and optimization of renewable portfolios under uncertainty. Francisco holds a MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a BS and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


  • Energy Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning


  • MS in Operations Research, 2014

    Columbia University

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, 2009

    Pontificia Universidade Católica (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, 2004

    Pontificia Universidade Católica (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)