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
Delgado, F., and M. E. Magana, "A Fuzzy Logic Controller Design and Simulation for a Sawmill Bucking System", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 52, issue 2, pp. 628 - 634, 04/2005. Abstract
Magana, M. E., and R. I. Bogya, "Feedback Control Applied to a Class E Power Amplifier to Decrease Parameter Sensitivity", Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Design and Latin American CAS Tour, Veracruz, Mexico, 11/2004.
Bogya, R. I., and M. E. Magana, "Linear radio frequency power amplifier design using nonlinear feedback linearization techniques", IEEE 60th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2004 VTC2004, vol. 3, Los Angeles, CA, IEEE, pp. 2259 - 2263, 09/2004. Abstract
Bogya, R. I., and M. E. Magana, "RF Power Amplifier Linearization Using Multiplicative Error Non-linear Feedback", Proceedings of the 49th Internationales Wissenschaftliches Kollowuium der Techniscehn Universitat Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany, 09/2004.
Magana, M. E., "Mathematical Modeling of the Interaction of the Immune System and Antigen", Proceedings of the Southeastern Europe, USA, Japan and European Community Workshop on Research and Education in Control and Signal Processing, Croatia, 06/2004.
Magana, M. E., and H. Liu, "A multi-carrier CDMA system design based on orthogonal complementary codes", 2003 IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC 2003, Orlando, FL, IEEE, pp. 1374 - 1378 Vol.2, 10/2003. Abstract
Venkatesan, V., H. Liu, C. Nilsen, R. Kyker, and M. E. Magana, "Performance of an optimally spaced PPM ultra-wideband system with direct sequence spreading for multiple access", 2003 IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC 2003, Orlando, FL, IEEE, pp. 602 - 606 Vol.1, 10/2003. Abstract
Tjahjadi, A., M. E. Magana, and H. Liu, "Turbo-coded OCC-CDMA with spatial diversity for wireless mobile communications", Proc. of the 15th International Conference on Wireless Communications, 07/2003.
Liu, H., V. Venkatesan, C. Nilsen, R. Kyker, and M. E. Magana, "Performance of frequency hopped noncoherent GFSK in correlated Rayleigh fading channels", IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC '03., vol. 4, Anchorage, AK, IEEE, pp. 2779 - 2783, 05/2003. Abstract
Volz, P. U., and M. E. Magana, "Performance Improvement of IS-95 CDMA Uplink Using Decision Feedback and Sub-Optimal Viterbi Decoding", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 18, issue 2, pp. 193 - 209, 08/2001. Abstract
Rabinowitz, D., and M. E. Magana, "A Decision Feedback Reverse Link Receiver Implementation for IS-95 CDMA Communications", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 209 - 217, 11/1999. Abstract
Myers, T. F., and M. E. Magana, "A Systolic Array Implementation of the One-Shot Decorrelating Detector Used for CDMA Communications", Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 219 - 229, 11/1999. Abstract
Rabinowitz, D., and M. E. Magana, "Decision Feedback for IS-95 Uplink Frame Decoding", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 48, issue 2, pp. 527 - 532, 03/1999. Abstract
Magana, M. E., and J. Rodellar, "Nonlinear Decentralized Active Tendon Control of Cable-Stayed Bridges", Journal of Structural Control, vol. 5, issue 1, pp. 45 - 62, 06/1998. Abstract
Magana, M. E., and F. Holzapfel, "Fuzzy-logic control of an inverted pendulum with vision feedback", IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 41, issue 2, pp. 165 - 170, 05/1998. Abstract
Myers, T., and M. E. Magana, "An Adaptive Implementation of The "One-Shot" Decorrelating Detector for CDMA Communications", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, vol. 44, issue 9, pp. 762 - 765, 09/1997. Abstract
Maier, S., M. E. Magana, S. Kaattari, and R. Mohler, "Modified Limiting Dilution Assay for Cell Systems", Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 78, issue 2-3, pp. 187 - 195, 09/1996. Abstract