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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)

2015 – 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)

2014 – Introducing the IFAC Fellows

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Professor of Mathematics and Courtesy Professor of EECS of University of Kansas since 1984, received her M.S. degree from Mathematics Department of Warsaw University in 1970, and her Ph.D. and Habilitation Doctorate degrees from Mathematics Department of Warsaw School of Economics in 1978 and 1986 respectively. She was a faculty member of the Mathematics Department of Warsaw School of Economics, 1970-1984. Her research interests are primarily in stochastic adaptive control, system identification and estimation, stochastic analysis, and STEM education.  more (see pg. 3)

2014 – Math professor elected program director of international organization

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, has been elected the program director of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory. SIAM is an international community of more than 13,000 individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government and military organizations worldwide are institutional members.  more

2014 – 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

2013 – 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

2013 – 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

2013 – Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Elected a Fellow of IFAC

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control. The IFAC Fellow award is given to persons who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of interest of IFAC. The certificate and pin will be awarded at the 2014 IFAC World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.  more

2012 – Making Connections: Mother-daughter duo builds on math

"Making connections is my passion," says Dr. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan. To that end, it isn't hard for her—or for anyone—to see the clear connection between the professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas (KU) and her daughter, Dominique Duncan. In addition to teaching, Pasik-Duncan has dedicated her life to researching stochastic adaptive control and theories of randomness, while Dominique has long been fascinated by predictability, specifically the ability to predict seizures in epilepsy patients.  more

2011 – On Recent Activities of Control Education Committee: 10 Years of AACC Outreach Efforts and Educational Activities

This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Ideas and Technology Control Systems workshop for middle and high school teachers and students. These workshops are held twice a year in conjunction with the American Control Conference and the Conference on Decision and Control. The workshops were presented to over 3,000 students and teachers.  more (see pg. 4)

2011 – Watershed moments shaped Professor Bozenna Pasik-Duncan's love for teaching, mathematics

There have been several key events in Bozenna Pasik-Duncan's life, transitional moments that changed her path and led her to where she is today, to the United States and to Kansas University, where she is one of the most honored professors to ever work in the university's math department.  more

2011 – Congratulations to Bozenna Pasik-Duncan on being honored with the Steeples Service to Kansas Award

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, IEEE Control Systems Society coordinator and a University of Kansas mathematics professor whose outreach efforts have affected thousands of students in Kansas is the 2011 recipient of the Steeples Service to Kansas Award.  more

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

Professor, Department of Mathematics
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