Ubiratan D'Ambrosio is a Corresponding Editor for the Nexus Network Journal.

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Ubiratan D'Ambrosio
Corresponding Editor, Nexus Network Journal

Areas of study: Ethnomathematics and mathematics in non-western architecture
Geographic area: South America

Ubiratan D'AmbrosioUbiratan D'Ambrosio is Professor Emeritus of the State University of Campinas/ UNICAMP in São Paulo. Born in Brazil, he received his PhD. In Mathematics in 1963, and continued his research in the Istituto Matematico of the University of Genoa and at Brown University. He was a Associate Professor of mathematics at SUNY-Buffalo, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Institute of Mathematics at UNICAMP, Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the University of Ilinois, Chicago, Visiting Professor at the Regional University of Blumenau, and Post-graduate Professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo. In addition to academics, he has held important positions in international commissions and societies: Chief of the Unit of Curriculum of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington; President of the Interamerican Committee of Mathematics Education (IACME), President of the Latin American Society for the History of Science and Technology; President of the Brazilian Society of History of Science; a member of the Council of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (an organization that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995), and a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Information Technology in Education (IITE) of UNESCO. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2001 he was awarded the Kenneth O. May Medal of History of Mathematics. He is currently President of the Brazilian Society of History of Mathematics and President of the Institute for Future Studies. He continues his teaching activities currently as a Professor at the Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and as an invited lecturer nad graduate advisor at the Universidade de São Paulo and the Universidade Estadual Paulista at Rio Claro. He is the author of Education for a Society in Transition (Campinas, Papirus); Etnomathematics: A Bond Between Traditions and Modernity (Belo Horizonte, Autêntica, 2001); Etnomatematica, with a preface by Bruno D'Amore (Pitagora Editrice, Bologna, 2002), and many others.


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01409-002 São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
e-mail: ubi.dambrosio@terra.com.br




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