The Institute - March 2022 - 58

Members Who Are
Running for President-Elect
THE IEEE BOARD of Directors has
nominated Life Fellow Thomas
Coughlin and Senior Members
Kathleen Kramer and Maike Luiken as
candidates for IEEE president-elect.
IEEE Life Fellow Kazuhiro Kosuge is
seeking to be a petition candidate.
Other members who want to
become a petition candidate still may
do so by submitting their intention to by 8 April.
The winner of this year's election
will serve as IEEE president in 2024.
For more information about the
election, president-elect candidates,
and the petition process, visit the
IEEE election website (
Life Fellow
Thomas Coughlin
Coughlin is founder and president
of Coughlin Associates, in San Jose,
Calif., which provides market and
technology analysis as well as data
storage, memory technology, and
business consulting services. He has
more than 40 years of experience in
the data storage industry and has been
a consultant for more than 20 years.
He has been granted six patents.
Before starting his own company,
Coughlin held senior leadership
positions at Ampex, Micropolis, and
He is the author of Digital Storage
in Consumer Electronics: The Essential
Guide, which is in its second edition.
He is a regular contributor on digital
storage for the Forbes blog and other
news outlets.
He was the 2019 IEEE-USA
president as well as the 2015-2016
IEEE Region 6 director. He also was
chair of the IEEE New Initiatives
MARCH 2022
and Public Visibility committees. He
was vice president of operations and
planning for the IEEE Consumer
Technology Society and served as
general chair of the 2011 Sections
Congress in San Francisco.
He is an active member of the IEEE
Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Section,
which he chaired, and has been
involved with several societies and
standards groups, as well as the IEEE
Future Directions Committee.
As a distinguished lecturer for
the Consumer Technology Society
and IEEE Student Activities, he has
spoken on digital storage in consumer
electronics, digital storage and
memory for artificial intelligence, and
how students can make IEEE their
" professional home. "
Coughlin is a member of the
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)
honor society.
He has received several
recognitions including the 2020 IEEE
Member and Geographic Activities
Leadership Award.
Coughlin is active in several other
professional organizations including
the Society of Motion Picture and
Television Engineers and the Storage
Networking Industry Association.
Senior Member
Kathleen Kramer
Kramer is a professor of electrical
engineering at the University of San
Diego, where she served as chair
of the EE department and director
of engineering from 2004 to 2013.
As director she provided academic
leadership for all of the university's
engineering programs.
Her areas of interest include
multisensor data fusion, intelligent
Thomas Coughlin
systems, and cybersecurity in
aerospace systems. She has
authored or co-authored more than
100 publications.
Kramer has worked for
several companies including Bell
Communications Research, HewlettPackard,
and Viasat.
She served as the 2017-2018
director of IEEE Region 6 and was
the 2019-2021 IEEE secretary. In
that position, she chaired the IEEE
Governance Committee and helped
make major changes including
centralizing ethics conduct reporting,
strengthening processes to handle
ethics and member conduct, and
improving the process used to
periodically review each of the
individual committees and major
boards of the IEEE.
She has held several leadership
positions in the IEEE San Diego Section,
including chair, secretary, and treasurer.
Her first position with the section was
advisor to the IEEE University of San
Diego Student Branch.
Kramer is an active leader within
the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic
Systems Society. She currently heads
its technical operations panel on
cybersecurity. From 2016 to 2018 she
served as vice president of education.
She is a distinguished lecturer for
the society and has given talks on signal
processing, multisensor data fusion,
and neural systems.
Kramer serves as an IEEE
commissioner within ABET, the
global accrediting organization
for academic programs in applied,%2C%20and%2For%20international%20level,%2C%20and%2For%20international%20level,%2C%20and%2For%20international%20level

The Institute - March 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Institute - March 2022

The Institute - March 2022 - 51
The Institute - March 2022 - 52
The Institute - March 2022 - 53
The Institute - March 2022 - 54
The Institute - March 2022 - 55
The Institute - March 2022 - 56
The Institute - March 2022 - 57
The Institute - March 2022 - 58
The Institute - March 2022 - 59
The Institute - March 2022 - 60
The Institute - March 2022 - 61
The Institute - March 2022 - 62
The Institute - March 2022 - 63
The Institute - March 2022 - 64
The Institute - March 2022 - 65
The Institute - March 2022 - 66