The number and quality of joint publications with authors from one or more Portuguese universities and Carnegie Mellon is increasing steadily. In the scope of the partnership, there were more than 375 publications produced until the end of 2011.

The research component of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program focuses on strategic areas that resulted from a public consultation process carried out between May and July, 2009. These are: Next Generation Networks for Trusted High-Quality Services; Software Engineering for Large-Scale Dependable Systems; Cyber-Physical Systems for Ambient Intelligence Human-Centric Computing; Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Dynamics in New Information and Communication Technologies, and Applied Mathematics. The External Review Committee and the Review Committee for the research projects reviewed the quality of the publications. Both panels confirmed the high quality of most publications.

Some of the articles appeared in the top journals of the respective fields, including:
                    IEEE JSAC
                    IEEE Transactions on Networking
                    IEEE Security & Privacy
                    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
                    IEEE Transactions on Computers
                    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
                    IEEE Software
                    ACM Transactions on Human Computer Interaction
                    IEEE Multimedia
                    Theoretical Computer Science
                    International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
                    Journal of Management Studies