BOZENNA PASIK-DUNCAN received her Master's degree in Mathematics from University of Warsaw in 1970, and her Ph.D. and D.Sc. (Habilitation) degrees in Mathematics from the Warsaw School of Economics in 1978 and 1986 respectively. She is a Professor of Mathematics, a Courtesy Professor of both EECS and AE, and an ITTC Investigator at the University of Kansas. Her research interests are primarily in stochastic systems and stochastic adaptive control, system identification and estimation, and control education as a field that spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Dr. Pasik-Duncan is actively involved with IEEE CSS and currently serves as Deputy Chair of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education. Furthemore, Dr. Pasik-Duncan currently serves on the Board of Goveners for the IEEE SSIT and is a voting member of the IEEE Women In Engineering Committee. She has been the CSS Vice-President of Member Activities, the IEEE CSS Liaison to IEEE WIE, an Associate Editor and Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Chair of the Standing Committees on Assistance of Engineers at Risk and International Affairs, and Founder and First Chair of the WiC Group. Dr. Pasik-Duncan is also associated with the IFAC as a past Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Education and currently serves on the IFAC Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize Selection Committee and on the IFAC Technical Board as the Education Liaison to all IFAC Technical Committees. She is the past Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory and was formerly involved with SIAM in several other capacities.

Dr. Pasik-Duncan is an IFAC Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Member of the CSS, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. She has received many awards, including the Kemper Award, H.O.P.E Award, L. Hay Award, Steeples Service to Kansas Award, KU Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship and is a member of the KU Women's Hall of Fame. She served on the Friends of the Lied Center Board and currently serves on the SMA Academic Program Advisory Board. She is Founder and Faculty Advisor to the AWM Student Chapter at KU, Founder and Coordinator of the MAM / Outreach Program, and faculty advisor for the NSF GK-12 Program at KU.
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
Professor, Department of Mathematics
503 Snow Hall, University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Telephone: (785) 864-5162

Upcoming Events

ACC Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers and Students, July 5, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts

Conference: Dynamical Systems and Applications IV, Lodz Institute of Technology, June 16-18, 2016, Lodz, Poland

  • Plenary Speaker

The IFAC Advances in Control Education Symposium, July 1 - 3, 2016, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

  • General Chair
  • Panelist in Panel Session at the First Workshop on Integrating Research and Teaching

2016 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, May 25-28, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Keynote speaker for the “Women in Instrumentation and Measurement (WIM)” Panel Discussion

Talk: Thirty Five Years Later – On Stochastic Adaptive Control, Institute Of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Science, May 2016, Warsaw, Poland

Keynote Speaker: Thirty Five Years Ago – System Identification and Estimation, Hungarian Academy of Science, May 2016, Budapest, Hungary

Keynote Speaker: Stochastic Adaptive Control of Markov Chains – Talk Dedicated to Petr Mandl, Charles University, May 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Recent Events

Colloquium: Recent Advances in Stochastic Adaptive Control, University of Mathematics, Buffalo University , April 2016, Buffalo, New York

54th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, Dec. 15-18, 2015, Osaka, Japan

The 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, August 10-14, 2015, Beijing, China

Fall 2015 Courses

Math 526 - Applied Mathematical Statistics

Math 627 - Probability

Math 750 - Stochastic Adaptive Control Theory

Math 899 (Master's Thesis) - One Student

Spring 2016 Courses

Dr. Pasik-Duncan is currently on sabbatical

Math 899 (Master's Thesis) – One master’s student

Math 896 (Master's Research Component) – Two master’s students


Bozenna Pasik-Duncan awarded a Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas professor of mathematics Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Ph.D., has been selected to receive a Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship. The award will provide a salary stipend of $10,000 for each of the next five years.  more (see pg. 1)

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan elected to Board of Governors of IEEE SSIT and to MAA committee

LAWRENCE — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) for 2016-2018. She has also been appointed to the Mathematical Association of America's Haimo Distinguished Teaching Committee for the years 2016-2020.  more (see pg. 1)

Teaching collaboration: Five KU teachers share their experiences

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Mathematics -- I have taught for over 40 years, but I am still learning so much. My participation in C21 is connected very much to my teaching philosophy. I promote 5Cs: collaboration, communication, connections, creativity and curiosity. In Fall 2013, I taught a 500-student Engineering Calculus I class. One particular success was inviting the GTAs into all of the lectures, cultivating collaboration and communication.  more (see pg. 5)

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AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) KU Student Chapter

AACC (American Automatic Control Council)

AACC Technical Committee on Education

IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

IEEE CSS (Control Systems Society)

IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education

IEEE CSS WIC (Women in Control)

IEEE SSIT (Society on Social Implications of Technology)

IEEE WIE (Women in Engineering)

IEEE WIE Committee

IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control)

IFAC Technical Committee on Control Education

IFAC TC Education Liaisons

IFAC Control Resources

KU Department of Mathematics

KU EECS (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

KU ITTC (Information and Telecommunications Technology Center)

MAM (Mathematics Awareness Month)

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SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory