James H. Taylor
Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Encaenia Ceremony C: May 29, 2008
James H. Taylor’s research output has been remarkable for both its quality and its quantity.
He joined UNB in 1994 as the Monenco Industrial Chair in Instrumentation and Control, bringing 25 years’ experience in industry. James Taylor is a strong advocate of a quality, modern electrical and computer engineering curriculum, and ensures that his engineering courses are relevant to industry.
He was key to the development of an instrumentation and control option in the electrical and computer engineering undergraduate program and is the driving force behind the development of a collaborative degree program between the University of New Brunswick and Akhbar Elyom Academy in Egypt.
In the classroom he is able to teach extremely complex concepts with ease and provides his students with project work opportunities directly linked to industry. Since 1994, he has supervised more than 25 graduate thesis and 30 senior undergraduate projects.
A prolific author, with more than a dozen textbooks and book chapters to his credit, he is recognized internationally for his control-area research. He has also contributed to three successful Atlantic Innovation Fund applications for research and development under industry-sponsored projects.
An honorary research professor, Dr. Taylor has served the University of New Brunswick with distinction.