Karen Panetta


Karen Panetta

IEEE Region: 1 (Northeastern U.S.)


Karen Panetta received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. She is currently the Dean of graduate engineering education and a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA. She also holds secondary appointments in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. She is the Director of the Panetta Vision and Sensing System Laboratory. Her research interests include developing efficient algorithms for Artificial Intelligence, simulation, modeling, signal, and image processing for biomedical and security applications. She was a recipient of the 2012 IEEE Ethical Practices Award and the Harriet B. Rigas Award for Outstanding Educator. In 2011, she was awarded the Presidential Award for Engineering and Science Education and Mentoring by U.S. President Obama. Karen was the 2019 President of the IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) honor society. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine. Karen is the CEO and Co-founder of Tessera Intelligence Inc., Co-founder of Sea Deep Inc. She is a Fellow of NAI, IEEE, AAIA, NASA JOVE, AAAS and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

Tufts University