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Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
AACC Education Committee Chair
Bio: 
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Kansas (KU), 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 faculty member of Mathematics Department of Warsaw School of Economics, 1970-1984 and joined the faculty at KU in 1984. Her research interests are primarily in stochastic adaptive control and STEM education. She is author/co-author of over 160 technical articles and 3 books. She has held visiting appointments in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Japan and China. She has been involved in IEEE CSS in a number of capacities, such as Chair and Deputy Chair of Technical Committee on Control Education since 2002, CSS Liaison to IEEE Women in Engineering Committee, 2006 - 2012, member of Conference Editorial Board, organizer of many invited and special sessions at CDCs and ACCs, Associate Editor of TAC, 1990-1997, appointed member of CSS BoG,1991-1992, Chair of Standing Committees on Assistance of Engineers at Risk, Women in Control, International Affairs, Chair of Task Force on Globalization, Associate Editor at Large of TAC,1997-2002, two term elected member of CSS BoG, Vice-President for Member Activities,1998-1999. She was founder of Women in Control in 1988. Since 2000 she has been organizing the workshops for high and middle school teachers and students at the CDCs and ACCs reaching over 6,000 students over last 14 years. She is CSS Liaison to IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and voting member of IEEE WIE Committee. She has been involved in Polish Mathematical Society and SIAM in a number of capacities, and in AACC and IFAC she has been Chair of Technical Committees on Control Education, and Chair of Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Selection Committee. Pasik-Duncan has received a number of awards: IFAC Fellow; IEEE Fellow; IEEE Third Millennium Medal; Distinguished Member of the Control Systems Society; KU Women’s Hall of Fame; NSF Career Advancement Award; Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science Award; IREX Fellowship for Research in the US; Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and Outreach; KU HOPE (Honor to Outstanding Progressive Educator) Award; AWM 14th Annual Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education; Service to Kansas Award; KU Frank B. Morrison Teaching Award; KU G. Baley Price for Excellence in Teaching.