Associate Professor Paulo Santos

Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building (4.24)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Paulo Santos received his PhD degree in artificial intelligence from Imperial College, London, UK in 2003, working on the development of spatial reasoning systems for mobile robots under the supervision of Murray Shanahan. He was a research assistant at the School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK (2003-2005), working on a European Union funded project for the development of Cognitive Vision Systems, under the supervision of Anthony Cohn and David Hogg. Dr. Santos led a research group in AI and Robotics in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2005-2019), conducting a number of research projects of industrial interest. During this period, Dr. Santos was also a visiting researcher at the following world-class institutions: University of Leeds, UK (2007, 2010); Ryerson University, Canada (2010), Bremen University, Germany (2012); Coruna University, Spain (2014), and has received funding from various international sources (such as the British Council, Santander Universia, the European Union). Currently Dr. Santos is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, developing research on the integration of Automated Reasoning with Deep Learning models towards explainable AI systems.


PhD Imperial College, London

Master of Logic, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam

MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of São Paulo

Bachelor in Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo

Honours, awards and grants

British Computer Science Machine Intelligence prize, 2004 (sponsored by Eletrolux).

Honour et meritus, Santander Prize for Science and Innovation, S. Paulo, Brazil, 2006.

Key responsibilities

Over 15 years of experience in research and teaching, acting on computer science and robotics with emphasis on the following subjects: spatial reasoning, knowledge representation, machine learning, cognitive robotics, computer vision and logic programming.

Teaching interests

Intelligent Robotics; Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithm Analysis

Topic coordinator
ENGR7761 Image Processing
Topic lecturer
COMP1001 Fundamentals of Computing
Supervisory interests
Artificial intelligence
Cognitive science