Itala M. Loffredo D’Ottaviano is graduated in mathematics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas), Brazil (1966), and has a degree in music (piano) from the Carlos Gomes Musical Conservatory of Campinas (1960). She has a master's degree (1974) and a doctorate (1982) in mathematics, both from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). She had postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California–Berkeley, Stanford University, and the University of Oxford. She is currently Researcher of the Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science and Full Professor (Collaborator) of Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Campinas. She is a founding member of the Centre for Logic, Epistemology and History of Science (CLE) at Unicamp, and of the Brazilian Logic Society (SBL). She was the director of CLE for four terms (1986-1992, 2004-2009), the president of SBL for four terms (1993-2003, 2011- 2014), president of the Latin-American Committee on Logic of the Association for Symbolic Logic for two terms (1995-2000) and head of the Coordination Center for Interdisciplinary Research (COCEN) at Unicamp for two terms (1998-2002, 2009-2013). She is a member of several scientific societies, member and president of several academic boards and editorial boards, executor of several academic agreements between Unicamp and other Brazilian and non-Brazilian institutions, and invited speaker and visiting professor in several universities. D’Ottaviano is the creator and editor of Coleção CLE, a collection of books in the areas of logic, epistemology, and history of science, with almost 100 published volumes. She has been researcher of several interdisciplinary international research projects and her areas of expertise are logic and the foundations of mathematics, history and philosophy of science, algebra of logic, non-classical logics, universal logic, and self-organization and systems theory. She was Provost of Graduate Studies at Unicamp in 2013-2014. She was granted some honors and awards, among them the “Aristotle Medal” by the Academy of Sciences and Humanities of the Stagira Institute of Higher Studies of Mexico, an award given to Mexican and foreign researchers who have carried out research or teaching for the benefit of society, and the creation, by the Brazilian Logic Society, of the “Itala Maria Loffredo D’Ottaviano Lecture”, a Special Session of the regular Brazilian Logic Conferences. She is Researcher of the Brazilian National Councill of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil – Level IA, the higher classification level in Brazil. She is a member of the Brazilian Logic Society and of the Mexican Logic Academy and is an elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy (ABF) and of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (AIPS). She has recently been elected a member of the Institut International de Philosophie (IIP).