Krystyna Maria Katulska

(b. 12 January 1950, Poznań; d. 9 January 2017, Poznań)

Katulska attended Helena Modrzejewska High School no. 2 in Poznań, and passed the final examination in 1968. She studied mathematics at Adam Mickiewicz University from 1968 to 1973, obtaining a master’s degree. From 1973 to 1977 she was a doctoral student in mathematics at the same university, and gained her doctorate in 1978 with a dissertation on mathematical statistics (supervised by Tadeusz Caliński). From 1980 she worked in the Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, and in 1990 obtained her habilitation degree. She became an associate professor of the university in 1996. In 2012 she became head of her department. She did research in the statistical theory of experiments, developing the theory of weight systems and investigating their relationship with block systems. By rejecting the assumption of the uniformity of variance of experimental errors and introducing new covariance matrices for those errors, she expanded the existing theory and found new applications for it. She published 80 works, and supervised two successful doctoral candidates. She was deputy dean of the faculty from 1999 to 2002. She was active in the Polish Mathematical Society and the Polish Biometrical Society, and in 1991–2011 served as secretary to the Mathematical Statistics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


Roman Murawski

M. Krzyśko, Z żałobnej karty: Krystyna Katulska (1950–2017), Wiadomości Matematyczne 53.2 (2017), pp. 405-407.
L. Maligranda, W. Wnuk, 100 lat matematyki na uniwersytecie w Poznaniu 1919–2019, Wyd. Nauk. UAM, Poznań 2021, p. 428