About Us

Established in 2019, REASON is a dynamic research group comprising professors, researchers, and graduate students affiliated with the Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE. In our pursuit of expanding the reach and enhancing the effectiveness of our initiatives, REASON is dedicated to strategically positioning itself through collaborations with local, regional, national, and international organizations. Central to our ethos is a commitment to collaborative efforts, as we actively seek to cultivate successful partnerships across diverse institutions within the first, second, and third sectors.


  • Our mission is to assess, manage, and facilitate strategic decisions within the realm of risks in both industrial and natural systems. This is achieved through a combination of scientific endeavors, human resources training, and engaging in meaningful dialogue with society.

Strategic Vision

  • We aspire to become a leading research group, setting the benchmark in knowledge generation deeply rooted in scientific principles. Our commitment extends to providing robust support for professional development and advocating for organizational policies—whether in the public or private sector. By doing so, we aim to make impactful contributions to the effective management of risks in intricate environments.

Research Directory

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Research group: REASON – Research Group
Institution: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Leaders: Marcelo Hazin Alencar and Rodrigo José Pires Ferreira
Area: Production Engineering

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Research Areas

Risk Modeling, Management, Evaluation, and Visualization
  • Development of risk management models in uncertain environments. It also involves the development of tools to quantify, evaluate and visualize risk in order to increase the cognitive capacity of managers to perceive risk in decision-making problems.
Risk Analysis in Environmental Impacts, Climate Change, and Natural Disasters
  • Construction of models and decision-making methods for managing and mitigating natural disaster risks. It involves developing techniques for quantifying social, environmental, financial and operational risks to combat the effects of climate change in complex environments
Risk Analysis in Operations Management and Strategic Assets in Production Systems
  • Promotes improvements and innovation practices in the strategic management of assets and operations in industrial systems, considering the probabilistic dynamics of production behavior
Integrated Risk Analysis in Maintenance Engineering, Reliability and System Safety
  • Proposal of management and engineering procedures for maintenance, reliability and safety in industrial plants through the assessment of technological risks in decision analysis under uncertainty
Risk Modeling and Management in Health Systems
  • Use of risk analysis and assessment techniques to improve the management of health systems, taking into account aspects of uncertainty in medical and health practices

Postgraduate Programs

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Recife Campus

It is located on the 1st floor of the Department of Production Engineering at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).

Caruaru Campus

It is located on the ground floor of Block G of the Agreste Campus of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).