Cox received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. He joined the faculty of Washington University and Central Institute for the Deaf in 1955 after serving as a consultant in acoustics for Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Cox has served as assistant professor of Electrical Engineering, 1955-1958; associate professor of Electrical Engineering, 1958-1961; professor of Electrical Engineering, 1961-1999; director, Biomedical Computer Laboratory, 1964-1975; professor of Biomedical Engineering in Physiology and Biophysics, 1966-1999; professor of Computer Science, 1975-1998; chairman, Department of Computer Science, 1975-1991; professor of Biomedicine, Institute for Biomedical Computing, 1983-1998; professor of Radiology, 1986-1998; director of Applied Research Laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, 1991-1995; senior professor of Computer Science, 1999-.
Cox comments on influential colleagues such as Harold Edgerton, Leo Beranek, Hallowell Davis, Michel Ter-Pogossian, Charles Molnar, Wesley A. Clark. He discusses his early work at CID, establishment and work of the Biomedical Computer Laboratory (BCL) and Computer Research Laboratory (CRL) at Washington University, and developments in biomedical computing, PET scanning, and computer technology applications.
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