James B. Farison Named New Chair of Engineering Department

July 24, 1998

Dr. James B. Farison, an authority in bioengineering and electrical engineering and computer science, has been named chair of the department of engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University.

Farison earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo and received his master's degree and doctorate from Stanford University. He has taught at the University of Toledo since 1969, where he served as dean of the College of Engineering from 1971 to 1980 and, most recently, as professor of bioengineering and electrical engineering and computer science. He also is an adjunct professor of radiology at the Medical College of Ohio. Farison is a registered professional engineer and a certified manufacturing engineer.

A prolific writer, he is the author of three book chapters and 30 articles that have appeared in such publications as the International Journal of Control, Automatica and the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. Farison also has presented more than 50 papers at professional conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Systems Engineering, the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society and the SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging. Additionally, while at the University of Toledo, he has supervised 15 doctoral dissertations and 22 master's theses.

Farison has received grants from the Ohio Supercomputer Center, the Jobst Vascular Center at Toledo Hospital and the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, Ohio Aerospace Institute. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

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