Irena Lasiecka (born February 4, 1948) is a Polish-American mathematician, a Distinguished University Professor of mathematics and chair of the mathematics department at the University of Memphis. She is also co-editor-in-chief of two academic journals, ''Applied Mathematics & Optimization'' and ''Evolution Equations & Control Theory''.
Lasiecka earned her Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Warsaw under the supervision of Andrzej Wierzbicki. In 2014, she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to control theory of partial differential equations, mentorship, and service to professional societies."
Her specific areas of study are partial differential equations and related control theory, Non-Linear PDEs, the optimization theory, calculus of variations, and boundary stabilization.
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