LAWRENCE — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, will receive the Outstanding Service Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), acknowledging her many years of service to IFAC in senior positions. The award will be presented July 8 during the president’s dinner at the Council- and Related Meetings in Toulouse, France.
Pasik-Duncan is a Fellow of IFAC and has served the organization in several capacities, including as an elected member of the IFAC Technical Board in the role of the education liaison to all 50 technical committees; general chair of the IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, held in Bratislava, Slovakia; chair of the IFAC Education Liaison Initiative; panelist for session at the IFAC International Symposium on Advances in Education, Nizhny, Russia; member of the editorial board at the 2011 IFAC World Congress; editor-in-chief of IFAC Control Resources Publications, and member of the IFAC Awards Board.
IFAC, founded in September 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations, each representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country. The aims of the Federation are to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense in all systems, whether, for example, engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, in both theory and application.