5: IEEE President/CEO – Electronics Engineering – Karen Bartleson

Karen Bartleson is the IEEE CEO and President with a long history at Synopsys, an Electronic Design Automation company. She has a BS degree in Engineering Science with and emphasis in Electronic Engineering. Her original intent was to pursue Biomedical engineering but was too new of a field so she studied many disciplines. Her career started as a software engineer and worked into modeling transistors for simulation used in Integrated Circuit (IC) design. A strong belief is the advancing of technology for the benefit of humanity and she is really fired up about Ethics in technology, especially with a lot of artificial intelligence (AI) coming our way. A paper brought up during the discussion was Ethically Aligned Design: Ethics
Karen says, never pass over opportunities and you need courage to get through college.
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