LAWRENCE — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of aerospace engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, served as the general chair of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium on Advances in Control Education (ACE 2016) earlier this month in Bratislava, Slovakia. IFAC is the worldwide organization tasked with promoting the science and technology of automatic control in all systems and is concerned with the effect of control technology on society.
The 11th symposium on ACE 2016 is an international forum on recent developments and advances in control education. The program included plenary lectures, technical sessions, interactive sessions and software presentations. The symposium brought together experts from the field of control and education to contribute to increasing the awareness of the importance of automatic control in our society and enhance control education in interdisciplinary areas.
As general chair, Pasik-Duncan opened the conference June 1, chaired and organized the panel session on “Broader Impacts: Integrating Teaching and Research at All Levels in Promoting Control as a Field that Spans Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),” and presented a talk on the methods of innovative teaching she used in the KU Math 750 course Stochastic Adaptive Control.
Pasik-Duncan is an elected member of the IFAC Technical Board in the role of the education liaison to all 50 technical committees, is a fellow of IFAC and a fellow of IEEE. She was the general chair of the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications held last July in Paris and was the keynote speaker for the Women in Instrumentation and Measurement (WIM) Panel Discussion at the 2016 IEEE International Instrumentation Technology Conference in May in Taipei, Taiwan.