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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IEEE Cybersecurity Expert Discusses New Scams and Ways to Thwart Them

18 September 2018
Cryptocurrency mining and hacked smart-home devices are two of the threats

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IEEE Standards Association and MIT Media Lab Form Council on Extended Intelligence

17 September 2018
Group looks to facilitate responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity

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The Prohibition-era Origins of the Police Radio

12 September 2018
A crime wave fueled the development of one- and two-way radios

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Why Schools Are Getting More Serious About Teaching Engineering Students About Ethics

5 September 2018
Harvard, MIT, and Stanford say it’s more important than ever to recognize the ramifications of AI technology

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How Blockchain Technology Could Combat the Global Counterfeit Drug Market Wins Apex Award

31 August 2018
The award recognizes writing excellence in health and medical writing category

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How Blockchain Technology Could Track and Trace Food From Farm to Fork

29 August 2018
IEEE standards working group is using the distributed ledger to improve and secure the supply chain

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Shockley’s Historic Semiconductor Laboratory Honored With Two IEEE Milestones

24 August 2018
The first attempt to automate the manufacture of diffused silicon transistors and pioneering work by Gordon Moore happened at the Silicon Valley location

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Will Amazon Disrupt the U.S. Health Care System?

22 August 2018
The company joins forces with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to lower costs and improve care

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Boning Up on Blockchain Technology

21 August 2018
E-learning courses, publications, and conferences are some IEEE resources that can bring you up to speed

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Two Entrepreneurs on Why They Founded Socially Conscious Companies

20 August 2018
Ampaire aims to provide underserved communities access to flight routes; Krtkl looks to democratize technology