Professor Luboobi has received another accolade in recognition of his contribution to education, nurturing of mathematicians and various works in Mathematics in Uganda. He was recognised by the Rotary Club of Kampala-Ssese Island last week (See article in newvision). The award was handed to him by the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala at Nommo Gallery.
In his remarks, Gen. Katumba, thanked the Professor who has dedicated his life and knowledge in educating Ugandans regardless of what he was earning from the job. He said, “Ugandans should emulate Luboobi because the fact that he is Professor of Mathematics, he would have opted to go abroad where they pay more money for such vocations. But he decided to stay because he has love for his country”.
Professor Luboobi joined Makerere University as a Special Assistant in 1970 but he had also served as a tutorial in his 3rd year of his undergraduate studies. He was promoted to the rank of lecturer in 1973, senior lecturer in 1977, associate professor in 1985 before becoming a full professor in 1997. He has taught courses at undergraduate and graduate level in addition to supervising research at MSc. and PhD. Professor Luboobi has also served the University in other leadership and management capacities: Head Department of Mathematics; Dean Faculty of Science for two terms; and Vice Chancellor. He has worn various scholarly awards both at Makerere and internationally.
Luboobi Livingstone Serwadda, PhD is a Professor of Biomathematics in the College of Natural Sciences at Makerere University. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Biomathematics) from the University of Adelaide, Australia; MSc. in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) from the University of Toronto and a BSc. degree in Mathematics (first class) from Makerere University College. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the University of Bergen in Norway. He has also trained at the University of California, Berkeley as a Fulbright Scholar; Researcher and Visitor at the University of Bergen.