Dr. Andrés Fraguela Collar
General Director PIFMA education
Vice President Elumee Group
Andrés Fraguela Collar received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1972 at the University of Havana, where he also obtained his Master's Degree in 1974. He defended his PhD thesis in Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Moscow State University in 1980 and later the Doctorate of State in Science in 1991, in collaboration with the Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the former Soviet Union, where he was also a scientific collaborator for two years. He was the Vice President of the Cuban Society of Mathematics and Computing in Cuba, member of the Higher Scientific Council of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, advisor to the Ministry of Education of Cuba, full professor of the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Havana, Deputy Professor of the Higher Polytechnic Institute of Havana, of the Higher Pedagogical Institute of Havana and of the Faculty of Mathematical Mechanics at Moscow State University, Associate Professor of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste-Italy and Head of Department of the Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba.
Since 1992 and to date, he is a Research Professor at the Faculty of Mathematical Physical Sciences of the Autonomous University of Puebla-Mexico and a member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico. He specializes in Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling, and Mathematical Physics and has taught undergraduate and graduate students of Mathematics, Physics, Computation, Pedagogy, Administration, Biology, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences. He has developed fundamental research in the branches of Mathematics Teaching, Approximation Theory, Functional Analysis, Optimization, Partial Differential Equations, Spectral Theory of Differential Operators, Inverse Problems, and Disclosure of Mathematics. He has published seven books and 140 scientific articles and has directed 39 Bachelor, 32 Masters, and 20 Ph.D candidates. He has participated in 44 research projects, leading 30 of them.
Dr. Fraguela has been on the advisor board helping built the educational systems of Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Angola, Chile, Spain, France, Russia, Finland, and Japan and has extensive experience teaching Mathematics at all educational levels. He has been Coordinator of the Program of the Ministry of Education of Mexico to define the Reference Frameworks in Mathematical Logical Thought for admission to Higher Education in Mexico, founder of the “Comprehensive Teacher Training Program” (PIFMA) and coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Center for Mathematical Modeling and Computational of the Autonomous University of Puebla in Mexico.
Dr. Fraguela holds multiple accolades including the National Prize of the Cuban Society of Mathematics and Computing, the National Prize of Science and Technology of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, the Patrimonial Cathedra of Excellence in Mexico, the category of National Researcher in Mexico, the Distinguished Visitor Award from the Complutense University of Madrid, Distinguished Visitor Awards by the governments of the cities of Puebla and Atlixco in Mexico and the State Prize for Science and Technology in the area of Natural and Exact Sciences. Dr. Fraguela is also a Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, of the network of Mathematical and Computational Modeling of CONACYT and founder of the network of Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Engineering of the Ministry of Public Education of Mexico.