Kathleen Kramer

Kathleen Kramer

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University of San Diego
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IEEE Region
Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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Country
USA
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Technical Area
Cyber Security, Navigation Systems, Avionics Systems
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Kathleen A. Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. She worked to develop new engineering programs as a founding member of the faculty and eventually became the chair of electrical engineering, and then serving as Director of Engineering (2004-2013), providing academic leadership for all of the university‚Äôs engineering programs. She has also been a Member of Technical Staff at several companies, including ViaSat, Hewlett Packard, and Bell Communications Research. She maintains an active research agenda and has recent publications in the areas of multisensor data fusion, evidence accrual, intelligent systems, and neural and fuzzy systems. Her teaching interests are in the areas of signal processing, mechatronics and robotics, and communication systems. She is a Fellow of ABET, and leader in the development of criteria for cyber security, mechatronics and robotics. She is served as AESS Cyber Security Technical Operations Panel Chair (2017-2022) and is a member of the AESS Avionics Technical Operations Panel. She served as the 2019-21 IEEE Secretary & Director, leading Governance across the IEEE. She received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering magna cum laude with a second major in physics from Loyola Marymount University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. 

IEEE AESS Position History:
  • Present   Member (Avionics Systems Panel)
  • Present   Member (Cyber Security Panel)
  • Past   Cyber Security Panel Chair (Technical Operations Committee)
  • Past   Cyber Security Panel Chair (Cyber Security Panel)
  • 2023-2023   Secretary (Officers)
  • 2021-2023   DASC Liaison (Conference Representatives and Liaisons)
  • 2021-2023   Nominations & Appointments Committee Member (Nominations & Appointments Committee)
  • 2020-2023   Chapter Coordinator (Member Services Committee)
  • 2020-2022   Board of Governor Member-at-Large (BoG)
  • 2021-2021   Member Services Committee Member (Member Services Committee)
  • 2016-2018   Vice President Education (Officers)
  • Recognitions:
  • 2020-2024 Distinguished Lecturer
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