Matti Jarvisalo

Matti Järvisalo

                                        University of Helsinki         Helsinki Institute for Information Technology Academy of Finland

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Professor of Computer Science

Principal Investigator
Constraint Reasoning and Optimization

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Helsinki

D.Sc.(Tech.), Lic.Sc.(Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech.)
Helsinki University of Technology (today Aalto U.)
Postal Address: Department of Computer Science / HIIT
P.O. Box 68
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Office:Room A312,
3rd floor of Exactum, wing A
Pietari Kalmin katu 5
Telephone: +358 50 3199 248
Email: matti.jarvisalo[AT]

I lead the Constraint Reasoning and Optimization Group at the University of Helsinki.


See also recent work for new publications.

Earlier Highlights

M. Järvisalo, A. Van Gelder (eds.), LNCS 7962, Springer, 2013.


Research Interests

Boolean satisfiability and generalizations, decision procedures, constraint satisfaction, combinatorial/discrete optimization, automated reasoning, artificial intelligence, operations research, knowledge representation, complexity of reasoning, computational aspects of argumentation, probabilistic graphical models, structure discovery, ...

Awards and Honors



A complete list of my publications with downloadable papers and bibtex entries is available both by year and by type.

External sources:
DBLP entry, Google Scholar profile, Semantic Scholar, Orcid ID 0000-0003-2572-063X (incomplete data), Scopus Author ID 23397451200 (incomplete data).

Some recent work

Research-Related Software See here.

Professional Activities

Editorial Board Memberships

Steering Committee Memberships




Program Committee Chairing, Guest Editorials, Senior PC Memberships

Program Committee Memberships


Reviewed scientific manuscripts for journals Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, IEEE Intelligent Systems, Information Sciences, Journal of Automated Reasoning, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Journal on Satisfiability, Boolean Modeling and Computation, AI Communications, Journal of Logic and Computation (and various conferences).


To prospective students: If you're interested in conducting research aiming at a thesis under my guidance, feel free to contact me via email. To get a feel for possible topic areas, see my research interests above. You can also have a look at my publications.


Lectured (teacher-in-charge of) the following courses at the University of Helsinki:

Previously, I've been involved as TA on: