Mario E. Magaña

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1979
M.S.: Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1980
Ph.D.: Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1987


Mario E. Magaña (M’78–SM’94) received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 1979, his MS degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1980, and his PhD, also in electrical Engineering, from Purdue University in 1987.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. He has also been an invited Researcher/Lecturer at the Universities of Ulm, Stuttgart, and Applied Sciences Offenburg, in Germany, and at the Technical University of Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. He was also a Fulbright Professor at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Prior to joining the faculty at Oregon State University in 1989 and before starting his doctoral studies at Purdue University, he spent several years working in the Analysis and Technology Group of the Communications Systems Division at the Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida, and in the Flight Control Systems Research Unit at the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Magaña is a senior member of the IEEE, a NASA faculty fellow and a member of HKN, the electrical engineering honorary society. Finally, he is the author of more than 80 technical and scientific papers. His current areas of research are in the fields of mobile wireless communications, automatic control applications, signal processing, and mathematical modeling of biological systems.

Research Interests: 
  • Telecommunications
  • Nonlinear and Adaptive Control
  • Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes
  • Signal Processing
Porter, D. J., D. S. Kim, M. E. Magana, P. Poocharoen, and C. A. Gutierrez Arriaga, "Antenna Characterization for Bluetooth-Based Travel Time Data Collection", Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 17, issue 2, pp. 142 - 151, 04/2013. Abstract
Alban, E. X., M. E. Magana, and H. Skinner, "A Low Sample Size Estimator for K Distributed Noise", Journal of Signal and Information Processing, vol. 03, issue 03, pp. 293 - 307, 08/2012. Abstract
Poocharoen, P., and M. E. Magana, "Energy efficient multi-hop communication using partial network coding with cooperation", IEEE Latin America Transactions, vol. 10, issue 4, pp. 1874 - 1880, 06/2012. Abstract
Alban, E. X., M. E. Magana, H. G. Skinner, and K. P. Slattery, "Statistical Modeling of the Interference Noise Generated by Computing Platforms", IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 54, issue 3, pp. 574 - 584, 06/2012. Abstract
Lopez-Echeverria, D., and M. E. Magana, "Variable Sampling Approach to Mitigate Instability in Networked Control Systems With Delays", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 119 - 126, 01/2012. Abstract
Arroyo Huerta, J. E., A. Diaz Mendez, J. Ramirez Cortes, Manuel, and M. E. Magana, "Fuzzy logic control for automatic impedance matching", 2011 23rd International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM), Hammamet, Tunisia, IEEE, pp. 1 - 5, 12/2011. Abstract
Poocharoen, P., and M. E. Magana, "Energy efficient multi-hop communication using partial network coding with cooperation", 2011 IEEE Third Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), Belem, Brazil, IEEE, pp. 1 - 6, 10/2011. Abstract
Poocharoen, P., and M. E. Magana, "On the exact bit error performance of opportunistic network coding in wireless networks", 2011 IEEE 7th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), Shanghai, China, IEEE, pp. 340 - 345, 10/2011. Abstract
Asnar, A. Z., M. E. Magana, and T. Felhauer, "Wireless Network Coding with Cooperative Diversity", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 59, issue 4, pp. 765 - 788, 08/2011. Abstract
Probst, A. C., M. E. Magana, and O. Sawodny, "Compensating Random Time Delays in a Feedback Networked Control System With a Kalman Filter", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 133, issue 2, pp. 024505 (6 pages) , 03/2011. Abstract
Porter, D. J., D. S. Kim, M. E. Magana, P. Poocharoen, and C. A. Gutierrez Arriaga, "Antenna Characterization for Bluetooth-based Travel Time Data Collection", Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., pp. 12p, 01/2011. Abstract
Poocharoen, P., M. E. Magana, and E. X. Alban, "Partial network coding with cooperation: A cross-layer design for multi-hop wireless networks", 2009 International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications & Workshops, St. Petersburg, Russia, IEEE, pp. 1 - 8, 12/2009. Abstract
Poocharoen, P., and M. E. Magana, "Euclidean Geometry LDPC-VBLAST System Design and Performance Evaluation", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 50, issue 3, pp. 401 - 416, 08/2009. Abstract
Lopez-Delgadillo, E., J. A. Diaz-Mendez, M. A. Garcia-Andrade, M. E. Magana, and F. Maloberti, "A self tuning system for on-die terminators in current mode off-chip signaling", 2009 52nd IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), Cancun, Mexico, IEEE, pp. 102 - 105, 08/2009. Abstract
Magana, M. E., R. I. Bogya, and L. Schüssele, "Model Matching Approach in RF Power Amplifier Linearization", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 48, issue 3, pp. 395 - 409, 02/2009. Abstract
Nguyen, T., K. Nguyen, M. E. Magana, and L. He, "Collaborative Distributed Admission Control (CDAC) for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 47, issue 2, pp. 171 - 191, 10/2008. Abstract
Eduardo, A., M. E. Magana, and T. Nguyen, "Error Propagation Mitigation for Wireless Network Coding", 2008 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Crete Island, Greece, IEEE, pp. 638 - 643, 08/2008. Abstract
Magana, M. E., D. J. Porter, and D. S. Kim, "CDMA-based predictive model of the read performance of EPC RFID tags in supply chain environments", International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, vol. 1, issue 4, pp. 363 - 370, 12/2007. Abstract
Magana, M. E., and Y. Chang, "A channelized digital receiver design for UWB systems in a multi-path indoor environment", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 43, issue 4, pp. 1389 - 1397, 11/2007. Abstract
Magana, M. E., and P. Kanivichaporn, "Signal Space Diversity Augmented Space Time Block Coded Communication System", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 39, issue 4, pp. 487 - 502, 12/2006. Abstract