Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

3109 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-3149
(541) 737-1300


  • 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 B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 1979, his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1980, and his Ph.D., also in electrical engineering, from Purdue University in 1987.

He is currently an associate professor in the School 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.

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