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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

Professor, Department of Mathematics,
University of Kansas, USA

Biography: received Master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Warsaw, and Ph.D. and D.Sc. (Habilitation Doctorate) degrees from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in Poland. Before moving to the University of Kansas (KU) in 1984, she was a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics at SGH. At KU she is a Professor of Mathematics, Courtesy Professor of both EECS and AE, I2S and MMICC Investigator, CBC faculty affiliate, Chancellor’s Club Teaching Professor, and the KU Women's Hall of Fame member. She is a Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, Fellow of AWM, IREX Fellow, a member of IEEE HKN, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award. She has served in many capacities in several societies including IEEE CSS Vice President, PTM- Warsaw Branch Vice President, IEEE CSS BOG member, Program Director of SIAM Activity Group on CST, Chair and Deputy Chair of IEEE CSS TC on Control Education, Chair of AACC Education Committee, member of IFAC TB - Education Liaison, Chair of IFAC Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, Past Chair of IEEE WIE Committee of 30,000 members and 1,000 Affinity Groups around the world, member of IEEE SSIT BOG, and Chair of SSIT TC on Universal Access to Technology, Chair of IEEE Systems Council Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, co-founder of IEEE CSS Standing Committee on Women in Control (WIC) and its first Chair, member of Award Boards of IFAC, AMS, MAA and AWM, founder and faculty advisor of AWM and SIAM Student Chapters at KU, founder and coordinator of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MSAM)/ Outreach Program at KU, founder, and Chair of Stochastic Adaptive Control Seminar, and cofounder of Best Practices, Collective and Collaborative Efforts in Teaching Seminar at KU. She is an Associate Editor of several Journals, author, and co-author of over 250 technical papers and book chapters and she is the author of 3 books written in Polish.
Her research is cross-disciplinary and primarily in stochastic adaptive control, mathematics statistics, data analysis, and STEM education. She is a recipient of many awards including IREX Fellow, NSF Career Advancement, KU Women of Distinction, Kemper Fellow, IFAC Outstanding Service, Steeples Service to Kansans, H.O.P.E., AWM L. Hy, Morrison, Max Wells, B. Price, Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, IFAC Life Time Achievement in Education Award and IFAC Foundation Inaugural Award on Diversity and Inclusion. She is the sponsor of The Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Humanitarian Mentorship Award. Her hobbies are music, art, and poetry. She loves traveling. She has visited 65 countries around the world and Poland for more than 120 1mes. She has strong collaboration with Polish scholars. She is passionate about helping others. She describes herself as a global citizen. Her husband, Tyrone Duncan, IEEE Life Fellow is an EE and KU professor of mathematics; her daughter, Dominique Duncan is an EE, mathematician, assistant professor of neurology and bioengineering, and she is an IEEE Senior Member.

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