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

What’s Being Done to Improve Ethics Education at Engineering Schools

18 May 2017
Universities are working with IEEE and other organizations

Why Ethics Should Be Embedded Into AI Systems

17 May 2017
In this video, expert discusses the importance of building machines to act morally

The Whistle-Blowers Who Exposed Water Quality Problems and Defective Ship Designs

17 May 2017
These engineers’ courage led to reforms in Flint and the U.S. Coast Guard

Learn More About Ethics and Technology With New IEEE Resources

15 May 2017
Products and services help engineers understand the implications of their work

SpaceX and IIT Madras Receive Awards From IEEE Spectrum

12 May 2017
Their technologies have made it possible to reuse rockets and bring electricity to remote regions in India

Timeline: Elevating Ethics for Engineers

10 May 2017
IEEE has been promoting ethical behavior for more than 100 years

Q&A With Terah Lyons, Former White House Policy Advisor on AI

9 May 2017
The Trump administration should involve more engineers in policymaking, she says

Designing With Ethical Principles in Mind

8 May 2017
IEEE initiative wants human well-being and other values to be considered for AI and autonomous systems

How 5G Could Bring Internet Access to Remote Areas

2 May 2017
Massive MIMO antenna systems will play a key role, IEEE Fellow Gerhard Fettweis says

Need Info on Patents? Try IEEE’s InnovationQ Plus

18 April 2017
Database gives subscribers access to all IEEE Xplore documents