- PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
- MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1999
- MS, Manufacturing Systems, Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, N.L., México, 1994
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Monterrey, N.L., México, 1991
Dr. Porter's research focuses on the modeling, analysis and performance evaluation of information systems with application to the areas of intelligent transportation systems, manufacturing, supply chain, and public/private transit networks.