About the Author
Gail Dawn Baura received a BSEE from Loyola Marymount University in
1984, and an MSEE and MSBME from Drexel University in 1987. She
received a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington
in 1993. Between these graduate degrees, Dr. Baura worked as a loop
transmission systems engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Since gradua-
tion, she has served in a variety of research and development positions at
IVAC Corporation, Cardiotronics Systems, Alaris Medical Systems, and
VitalWave Corporation (now Tensys). Dr. Baura is currently Vice President
of Research and Chief Scientist at CardioDynamics. Her textbook, System
Theory and Practical Application of Biomedical Signals (Wiley-IEEE Press,
2002), is part of the IEEE Series in Biomedical Engineering. She will pub-
lish a second system theory textbook in 2006. Dr. Baura is a senior member
of IEEE, associate editor of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
magazine, and a biomedical engineering evaluator for the Accreditation
Board of Engineering Technology. She holds 13 issued and 8 pending U.S.
patents. Her research interests are the application of system theory to
patient monitoring and insulin metabolism.
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