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Denis Deratani Mauá

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo. My research is on probabilistic reasoning, and its application to artificial intelligence and machine learning.

How to reach me

Room C-8
Department of Computer Science
Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
Universidade de São Paulo
Phone: +55-11-3091-5036
Email:, where myinitials are three letters


I am mostly interested in the theory and practical applications of probabilistic reasoning and decision making, especially when they intersect with graph theory and complexity theory. For the most part, my work has focused on the computational aspects of inference in discrete probabilistic graphical models (e.g., Bayesian networks, Sum-Product networks), and in their use in classification and planning under uncertainty. More recently, I became involved with probabilistic logic, that is, languages that combine logic and probability. A very nice example is ProbLog.