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’s 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.