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Past ICMI Executive Committees

Since the establishment of ICMI during the fourth International Congress of Mathematicians held in Rome, 1908 the Executive Committees of the Commission (originally known as "Central Committees") have succeeded one another at intervals of approximately four years.  A list of previous members and officials appears below. The following sources were used in the gathering of this material:

  • Georges de Rham, "L'Enseignement Mathématique  Revue internationale et la Commission internationale de l'enseignement mathématique (CIEM)  Notice historique", ICMI Bulletin 7 (1976) 29-34.
  • A. Geoffrey Howson, "Seventy-five years of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction", Educational Studies in Mathematics 15 (1984) 75-93.
  • Olli Lehto, Mathematics Without Borders: A History of the International Mathematical Union, Springer-Verlag, 1998.
  • Various issues of the ICMI Bulletin.

Executive Committees of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction

Term President Vice-Presidents Secretary-General Members Ex-officio

2013-2016

Ferdinando Arzarello  (Italy)

Cheryl Praeger  (Australia)

Angel Ruiz  (Costa Rica)

Abraham Arcavi  (Israel)

Catherine P. Vistro-Yu (Philippines)

Jean-Luc Dorier  (Switzerland)

Roger Howe  (USA)

Yuriko Yamamoto Baldin  (Brazil)

Zahra Gooya  (Iran)

Bill Barton  (New Zealand)
Past President of ICMI

Ingrid Daubechies (USA) 2013-2014, Shigefumi Mori (Japan) 2015-2016
President of IMU

Martin Grötschel (Germany)2013-2014
Helge Holden (Norway) 2015-2016
Secretary of IMU

2010-2012

William (Bill) Barton  (New Zealand)

Mina Teicher  (Israel)

Angel Ruiz  (Costa Rica)

Jaime Carvalho e Silva  (Portugal)

Mariolina Bartolini Bussi  (Italy)

Sung Je Cho  (Korea)

Roger Howe  (USA)

Renuka Vithal  (South Africa)

Zhang Yingbo  (China)

Michèle Artigue  (France)
Past President of ICMI

László Lovász  (Hungary)
President of IMU

Martin Grötschel  (Germany)
Secretary of IMU

2007-2009

Michèle Artigue  (France)

Jill Adler  (South Africa)

Bill Barton  (New Zealand)

Bernard R. Hodgson  (Canada)

Mariolina Bartolini Bussi  (Italy)

Jaime Carvalho e Silva  (Portugal)

Celia Hoyles  (UK)

S. Kumaresan  (India)

Frederick Koon-Shing Leung  (Hong Kong SAR)

Alexei L. Semenov  (Russia)

Hyman Bass  (USA)
Past President of ICMI

László Lovász  (Hungary)
President of IMU

Martin Grötschel  (Germany)
Secretary of IMU

2003-2006

Hyman Bass  (USA)

Jill Adler  (South Africa)

Michèle Artigue  (France)

Bernard R. Hodgson  (Canada)

Carmen Batanero  (Spain)

Maria Falk de Losada  (Colombia)

Nikolai Dolbilin  (Russia)

Peter L. Galbraith  (Australia)

Petar S. Kenderov  (Bulgaria)

Frederick Koon-Shing Leung  (Hong Kong SAR)

John M. Ball  (UK)
President of IMU

Phillip Griffiths  (USA)
Secretary of IMU

1999-2002

Hyman Bass  (USA)

Néstor Aguilera  (Argentina)

Michèle Artigue  (France)

Bernard R. Hodgson  (Canada)

Gilah Leder  (Australia)

Yukihiko Namikawa  (Japan)

Igor F. Sharygin  (Russia)

Jian-Pan Wang  (China)

Miguel de Guzmán  (Spain)
Past President of ICMI

Jacob Palis  (Brazil)
President of IMU

Phillip Griffiths  (USA)
Secretary of IMU

1995-1998

Miguel de Guzmán  (Spain)

Jeremy Kilpatrick  (USA)

Anna Sierpinska  (Canada)

Mogens Niss  (Denmark)

Colette Laborde  (France)

Gilah Leder  (Australia)

Carlos E. Vasco  (Colombia)

Zhang Dianzhou  (China)

David Mumford  (USA)
President of IMU

Jacob Palis  (Brazil)
​​​​​​​Secretary of IMU

1991-1994

Miguel de Guzmán  (Spain)

Jeremy Kilpatrick  (USA)

Lee Peng-Yee  (Singapore)

Mogens Niss  (Denmark)

Yuri L. Ershov  (Russia)

Eduardo Luna  (USA)

Anna Sierpinska  (Canada)

Jean-Pierre Kahane  (France)
Past President of ICMI

Jacques-Louis Lions  (France)
President of IMU

Jacob Palis  (Brazil)
Secretary of IMU

Jacobus H. van Lint  (Netherlands)
​​​​​​​CTS/ICSU

1987-1990

Jean-Pierre Kahane  (France)

Lee Peng-Yee  (Singapore)

Emilio Lluis  (Mexico)

A. Geoffrey Howson  (UK)

Hiroshi Fujita  (Japan)

Jeremy Kilpatrick  (USA)

Mogens Niss  (Denmark)

Ludwig Faddeev  (USSR)
President of IMU

Olli Lehto  (Finland)
Secretary of IMU

Jacobus H. van Lint  (Netherlands)
​​​​​​​CTS/ICSU

1983-1986

Jean-Pierre Kahane  (France)

Bent Christiansen  (Denmark)

Zbigniew Semadeni  (Poland)

A. Geoffrey Howson  (UK)

Bienvenido F. Nebres  (Philippines)

Michael F. Newman  (Australia)

Henry O. Pollak  (USA)

Hassler Whitney  (USA)
Past President of ICMI

Jürgen Moser  (Switzerland)
President of IMU

Olli Lehto  (Finland)
Secretary of IMU

Henri Hogbe-Nlend  (France)
​​​​​​​CTS/ICSU

1979-1982

Hassler Whitney  (USA)

Bent Christiansen  (Denmark)

Ubiratan D'Ambrosio  (Brazil)

Peter Hilton  (USA)

Stanley H. Erlwanger  (Canada)

Bernhard H. Neumann  (Australia)

Zbigniew Semadeni  (Poland)

Shokichi Iyanaga  (Japan)
Past President of ICMI

Lennart Carleson  (Sweden)
President of IMU

Jacques-Louis Lions  (France)
Secretary of IMU

Bent Christiansen  (Denmark)
​​​​​​​CTS/ICSU

1975-1978

Shokichi Iyanaga  (Japan)

Bent Christiansen  (Denmark)

Hans-Georg Steiner  (Germany)

Yukiyoshi Kawada  (Japan)

Edward G. Begle  (USA)

Lev D. Kudrjavcev  (USSR)

James Lighthill  (UK)
Past President of ICMI

Deane Montgomery  (USA)
President of IMU

Jacques-Louis Lions  (France)
Secretary of IMU

Hans Freudenthal  (Netherlands)
​​​​​​​CTS/ICSU

1971-1974

James Lighthill  (UK)

Shokichi Iyanaga  (Japan)

János Surányi  (Hungary)

Edwin A. Maxwell  (UK)

Henry O. Pollak  (USA)

Sergei L. Sobolev  (USSR)

Hans Freudenthal  (Netherlands)
Past President of ICMI

Komaravolu Chandrasekharan  (Switzerland)
President of IMU

Otto Frostman  (Sweden)
Secretary of IMU

André Lichnerowicz  (France)
​​​​​​​CTS/ICSU

1967-1970

Hans Freudenthal  (Netherlands)

Edwin Moise  (USA)

Sergei L. Sobolev  (USSR)

André Delessert  (Switzerland)

Heinrich Behnke  (Germany)

André Revuz  (France)

Bryan Thwaites  (UK)

Henri Cartan  (France)
​​​​​​​President of IMU

1963-1966

André Lichnerowicz  (France)

Edwin Moise  (USA)

Stefan Straszewicz  (Poland)

André Delessert  (Switzerland)

Yasuo Akizuki  (Japan)

Heinrich Behnke  (Germany)

Hans Freudenthal  (Netherlands)

Georges de Rham  (Switzerland)
President of IMU

1959-1962

Marshall H. Stone  (USA)

Heinrich Behnke  (Germany)

Georges Kurepa (Yugoslavia)

Gilbert Walusinski (France)

Yasuo Akizuki (Japan)

Alexandr D. Alexandrov (USSR)

Otto Frostman (Sweden)

Rolf Nevanlinna (Finland)
President of IMU

1955-1958

Heinrich Behnke  (Germany)

Georges Kurepa  (Yugoslavia)

Marshall H. Stone  (USA)

Julien Desforge  (France)

Ram Behari  (India)

Edwin A. Maxwell  (UK)

Kay Piene  (Norway)

Heinz Hopf  (Switzerland)
President of IMU

1952-1954

Albert Châtelet  (France)

Henri Fehr
Honorary President  (Switzerland)

Georges Kurepa  (Yugoslavia)

Saunders Mac Lane  (USA)

Heinrich Behnke  (Germany)

Aksel Frederik Andersen  (Denmark)

Guido Ascoli  (Italy)

Evert W. Beth  (Netherlands)

Ralph L. Jeffery  (Canada)

Edwin A. Maxwell  (UK)

Marshall H. Stone  (USA)
President of IMU

 

Central Committees of the International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics

Term President Vice-President Secretary-General Members

1932-1936 and 1936-

Jacques Hadamard  (France)

Poul Heegaard  (Norway)

Walter Lietzmann (Germany)

Gaetano Scorza  (Italy)

Henri Fehr  (Switzerland)

Eric Harold Neville  (UK)

1928-1932

David Eugene Smith (USA)

Guido Castelnuovo  (Italy)

Jacques Hadamard  (France)  

Henri Fehr  (Switzerland)

Walter Lietzmann (Germany)

1912-1920

Felix Klein  (Germany)

George Greenhill  (UK)

David Eugene Smith (USA)

Henri Fehr  (Switzerland)

Guido Castelnuovo  (Italy)

Emanuel Czuber  (Austria)

Jacques Hadamard  (France)

1908-1912

Felix Klein  (Germany)

George Greenhill  (UK)

Henri Fehr  (Switzerland)