Kathleen Kramer, PhD

Kathleen Kramer
Phone: (619) 260-6832
Office: Belanich Engineering Center 216

Professor, Electrical Engineering

  • PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • MS, California Institute of Technology
  • BS, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Kathleen A. Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. She received her MS and PhD 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.

Author or co-author of over 100 publications, her research interests are in the areas of multi-sensor data fusion, intelligent systems, neural and fuzzy systems. She has recent published journal articles in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, theInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems, and the Journal of Robotics. The work she authored or co-authored in 2014 was presented at the 10th International Conference on Communications (Bucharest, Romania), the 2014 International Symposium on Communications, Control, and Signal Processing (Athens, Greece), the 2014 International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (Alberobello, Italy) and the 23rd International Conference on Systems Engineering (Las Vegas, NV).

Her teaching interests include signal processing, communications, and capstone design. Her recent course offerings include the electrical engineering senior design sequence, signals and systems, wireless communications, and communication principles.

She currently serves as a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. A senior member of IEEE, she is a Past Chair of the IEEE San Diego section. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Aerospace Electronic Systems Society and chairs the San Diego IEEE Aerospace Electronic Systems Society San Diego Chapter. She has been recognized by both IEEE and SWE for a variety of leadership activities and was nominated in 2014 for an ATHENA Pinnacle award. She supports San Diego outreach activities such as Expand Your Horizons, FIRST LEGO League and the FIRST Technical Challenge. She is currently chief advisor to the USD chapter of Tau Beta Pi (California Alpha Epsilon) and is a member of other honor societies including IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Alpha Sigma Nu.

Scholarly Work

  • "Special Issue on Cyber Security in Aerospace," IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Magazine, vol. 32, no. 11, p. 5, 2017.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Feature Object Extraction Applied to Activity-Based Intelligence Threat Understanding," SIMULATION (Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Modeling and Simulation, vol. 93, no. 9, pp. 727-736, 2017.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Image Navigation Using A Tracking-Based Approach," Advances in Science, Technology, and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 1478-1486, 2017.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Navigation Using Angle Measurements," Mathematics in Engineering, Science & Aerospace, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1-15, 2017.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Monitoring the Kalman Gain Behavior for Manuever Detection." Proc. 25th International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSEng), Las Vegas, NV, 2017, pp. 39-44.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Submarine Harbor Navigation Using Image Data." Proc. International Conference in Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, La Rochelle, France, 2017, pp. 1-6.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Evidence Accrual Technique for Information Assurance." Proc. 50th International Carnahan Conference on the Security Technology (ICCST), , 2016, pp. 1-6.
  • With Stubberud, S. and Stubberud, A., "Navigation Using Image Tracking." Proc. IEEE International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering (ICSEE), Eilat, Israel, 2016, pp. 1-5.
  • With Stubberud, S., "Threat Understanding Using Multiple Tracking Sensors and Fuzzy Based Evidence Accrual." Proc. International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA16), , 2016, pp. 1-6.
  • With Stubberud, S., "UAVs Working in Conjunction with Unattended Ground Sensors." Proc. 35th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC34), , 2016, pp. 1-6.
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