Lucas is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, where he learned to appreciate soccer, Bossa Nova, and Brazilian Churrasco! He is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Computational Sciences at Minerva Schools at KGI, where he teaches core and concentration courses in the Mathematics Track. He completed his Ph.D. in the Mathematics department at MIT in 2018, with research interests in Fluid Dynamics and Education. He obtained a double B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics in 2013, also at MIT, with a minor in Management Science.
At MIT, Dr. Tambasco has worked as a teacher assistant for Complex Variables (18.04), and as an instructor for Calculus (18.01), where he led a flipped classroom using MITx courses. He received the Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Mathematics Department. Dr. Tambasco has worked for the Teaching & Learning Lab (T&LL) at MIT as an instructor for the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program, a certificate-granting program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
In addition to teaching, Lucas really enjoys playing the acoustic guitar and cooking. He will hold typical Brazilian barbecues for his friends in Boston, usually accompanied by some great Bossa Nova.