Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
M.S. California Institute of Technology
B.S. Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Kathleen A. Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of Engineering Programs at the University of San Diego. Author or co-author of over 90 publications, her teaching and research interests are in the areas of multisensor data fusion, intelligent systems, and neural and fuzzy systems. She received her MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and her BS in Electrical Engineering (with a second major in Physics) magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University. She has worked as a Member of Technical Staff doing research at several companies including ViaSat, Hewlett Packard, and Bell Communications Research.
She has recent published journal articles in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, the International Journal of Intelligent Systems, and the Journal of Robotics. In 2012, work she has authored or co-authored will be presented at the 2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (Graz, Austria) and the 2012 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (Brisbane, Australia).
A senior member of IEEE, she is a Past Chair of the IEEE San Diego Section and serves as a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. She is currently chair of the IEEE Aerospace Electronic Systems Society San Diego Chapter and serves on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board for Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She has taken on a variety of leadership activities for both IEEE and SWE and supports San Diego outreach activities such as Expand Your Horizons and FIRST LEGO League. She is currently chief advisor to the USD chapter of Tau Beta Pi (CA AE).