KATHY PRETZ

Piscataway, N.J.

Editor in Chief, The Institute, k.pretz@ieee.org

Kathy (nee Kowalenko) has worked for IEEE since 1992, and as editor in chief for The Institute since 2000. She writes about all aspects of IEEE, its members, and the technology they're involved in. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in applied communication from Rider University, in Lawrenceville, N.J., and holds a master’s degree in corporate and public communication from Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, N.J.

Recent Work

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Should Students Be Spending Class Time Learning Video Game Skills?

21 May 2018
Universities are offering e-sports scholarships and building training facilities to attract more students

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The Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Autonomous Systems

8 May 2018
White paper identifies enabling technologies, and implications for society

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Why More Women Aren’t Invited to Speak at Conferences

7 May 2018
Unconscious bias might be to blame

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Should Big Tech Companies Be Better Regulated?

30 April 2018
Calls for curbing Facebook, Google, and Twitter are increasing

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Plenty of Money to Be Made in the Emerging AgTech Field

25 April 2018
Venture capitalists are seeking innovations that help farmers improve food production and distribution

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New IEEE Courses on Ethics and AI and Autonomous Systems

20 April 2018
They cover how to design products while considering moral values and data protection

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Hackers Are Targeting IEEE Volunteers: Take Protective Measures

18 April 2018
These six tips can help you avoid being a phishing victim

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Robots to Help California’s Grape Growers Conserve Water

5 April 2018
The machines are part of the University of California’s precision irrigation system

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What’s the Dress Code for Job Interviews These Days?

29 March 2018
Your outfit could show employers whether you fit in

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IEEE Standard to Rate the Trustworthiness of News Sites

27 March 2018
Automated rating system to analyze factual accuracy, headlines, and more