Meet the Members Running for 2024 IEEE President-Elect


The IEEE Board of Administrators has nominated Life Fellow Roger Fujii and Senior Member Kathleen Kramer as candidates for IEEE president-elect.The winner of this yr’s election will function IEEE president in 2025. For extra details about the election, president-elect candidates, and petition course of, go to the IEEE election web site.Life Fellow Roger FujiiJoey IkemotoNominated by the IEEE Board of DirectorsFujii is president of Fujii Programs of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., which designs essential techniques. Earlier than beginning his firm, Fujii was vice chairman at Northrop Grumman’s engineering division in San Diego. His space of experience is certifying essential techniques. He has been a visitor lecturer at California State College, the College of California, and Xiamen College.An energetic IEEE volunteer, Fujii most lately chaired the IEEE monetary transparency reporting committee and the IEEE advert hoc committee on IEEE in 2050. The advert hoc committee envisioned eventualities to realize a world perspective of what the world may appear like in 2050 and past and what potential futures may imply for IEEE.He was 2016 president of the IEEE Pc Society, 2021 vice chairman of the IEEE Technical Actions Board, and 2012–2014 director of Division VIII.Fujii acquired the 2020 Richard E. Merwin Award, the IEEE Pc Society’s highest-level volunteer service award.Senior Member Kathleen KramerJT MacMillanNominated by the IEEE Board of DirectorsKramer is a professor {of electrical} engineering on the College of San Diego, the place she served as chair of the EE division and director of engineering from 2004 to 2013. As director she offered tutorial management for engineering packages and developed new packages.Her areas of curiosity embody multisensor knowledge fusion, clever techniques, and cybersecurity in aerospace techniques.She has written or coauthored greater than 100 publications.Kramer has labored for a number of firms together with Bell Communications Analysis, Hewlett-Packard, and Viasat. She is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Aerospace and Digital Programs Society and has given talks on sign processing, multisensor knowledge fusion, and neural techniques. She leads the society’s technical panel on cybersecurity. Kramer earned bachelor’s levels in electrical engineering and physics in 1986 from Loyola Marymount College, in Los Angeles. She earned grasp’s and doctoral levels in EE in 1991 from Caltech.