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


Boost Your Career by Learning the Basics of Project Management

15 March 2018
IEEE-USA e-book provides practical advice

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Timeline: Advancements in Television During the Past Century

8 March 2018
IEEE Milestones recognize those who helped make TV what it is today

Photo: Airbus

Today’s Manufacturers Are Adopting Mixed Reality and 3D Printing With Metal

26 February 2018
The technologies are helping Airbus, General Electric, and other companies become more efficient

Photo-illustration: iStockphoto

How the Industrial Internet of Things Is Changing the Face of Manufacturing

23 February 2018
New networks could reduce maintenance costs and make workplaces safer


IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Chapters Are Now in All 10 Regions

21 February 2018
The honor society can be found at universities in India, Italy, and South Africa

Letter from the Editor

18 February 2018
Article referencing Did You Know? Computer Matchmaking Started in the 1960s
Photo: Serena Acker

Affordable Industrial Internet of Things Systems for Small Factories

13 February 2018
Anurag Garg made a Forbes 30 under 30 list by transforming manufacturing facilities

Illustration: Alamy

How New Regulation to Protect Your Privacy Will Affect You

8 February 2018
IEEE is taking steps to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation

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Three New IEEE Standards for Making Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Safer

2 February 2018
They cover fail-safe designs and address the subtle ways that robots can influence human behavior

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IEEE Releases Details About Its 5G and Beyond Roadmap

25 January 2018
White paper identifies needs, challenges, and solutions