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. 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 Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Education and currently serves on the IFAC Technical Board and IFAC Awards Committee. She is the 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 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
Email: bozenna@math.ku.edu

Upcoming Events

2014 American Control Conference (ACC 2014), June 4-6, 2014, Portland, OR.


The 21th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2014), July 7 - 11, 2014, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

19th IFAC World Congress, August 24-29, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa


Recent Events

52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013), December 10-13, 2013, Florence, Italy

UNESCO/IGU Workshop on Women in Engineering in Africa and the Arab States, December 10, 2013, Paris, France

26th IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modelling and Optimization, September 8-13, 2013, Klagenfurt, Austria

10th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education (ACE 2013), August 28-30, 2013, Sheffield, UK

European Control Conference (EEC13), July 17 - 19, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13), July 8-10, 2013, San Diego, CA

2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), June 17-19, 2013, Washingon, DC


International Banach Center Conference on Stochastic Analysis and Control, 50 Years of Scientific Activities of Professor Jerzy Zabczyk, May 5-10, 2013, Bedlewo, Poland

Spring 2014 Courses

Math 526 - Applied Mathematical Statistics

Math 750 - Stochastic Adaptive Control


News

Lawhorn's Lawrence: The beauty of math

"Math makes everything better," said Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, a 30-year professor in KU's department of mathematics. For more than 20 years, Pasik-Duncan has led a group of math professors to Lawrence City Hall each April to have the month declared as Mathematics Awareness Month. During the month they also host a mathematics competition for junior high and high school students, and a variety of other events, each built around a theme. This year, it is the Magic and Mystery of Math.  more

Professor represents women in engineering at international workshop

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, attended the roundtable UNESCO/IGU Workshop on Women in Africa and the Arab States at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris earlier this month as a representative of IEEE Women in Engineering. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world's largest technical professional association advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.  more

Control Systems Magazine interview

Q. How did your education and early career lead to your initial and continuing interest in the control field? What are some of your research interests?
     Bozenna: I have always been fascinated by stochastic modeling and making connections with it. While studying and working on my scientific degrees, from a master's degree and Ph.D. to a habilitation doctorate degree, I had naturally expanded my research areas from numerical and computational methods that could be applied to stochastic processes and stochastic differential equations, and their uses in stochastic modeling and adaptive control, which is the area of research that lead me to the habilitation doctorate.  more

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Resources & Links

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 WIE (Women in Engineering)

IEEE WIE Committee

IEEE CSS (Control Systems Society)

IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education

IEEE CSS WIC (Women in Control)

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