Silvio Funtowicz taught mathematics, logic, and research methodology in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the 1980s he was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, England. He now acts as head of the Knowledge Assessment Methodologies Sector, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), European Commission - Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC). He is the author of Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy (1990, Kluwer, Dordrecht) in collaboration with Jerry Ravetz, and numerous papers in the field of environmental and technological risks and policy-related research. He is a member of the editorial board of several publications and of the scientific committee of many international conferences, and has lectured extensively.
E-mail: Silvio Funtowicz