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Mark Mahon

Assistant Teaching Professor


  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

W304 Westgate Building


Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Mobile communications and computer systems including networks, protocols, and applications, security for wireless networks, geolocation, wideband signal processing, machine learning. Undergraduate academic advisor.




  • BS, Electronics Engineering/Physics, University of Scranton, 1987
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • Ph D, Acoustics, Pennsylvania State University, 2001


Book, Chapters

  • Randy K Young, Mark P Mahon and Peter Wyckoff, 2004, Automated Information Management, pp. 30

Journal Articles

  • T. Douglas Mast, David C. Swanson and Mark P Mahon, 1997, "Resolution of Multipath Outdoor Sound Propagation Using Spread Spectrum Signals", Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 101, (5)
  • Mark P Mahon, Leon H Sibul and Hector Valenzuela, 1993, "A Sliding Window Update for the Basis Matrix of the QR Decomposition", pp. 3

Conference Proceedings

  • Jeff Aquaviva, Mark P Mahon, Bruce Einfalt and Thomas F Laporta, 2017, "Optimal Cyber-Defense Strategies for Advanced Persistent Threats: A Game Theoretic Approach", pp. 6
  • Mark P Mahon, Allan G Sonsteby and Rosemary Wenchel, 1999, "Application of Non-Orthogonal Wavelets for Geolocation", Radiolocation and Direction Finding, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA, pp. 5
  • L F Myers and Mark P Mahon, 1998, "A Java-based Information System for Wayside Sensing and Control", IEEE, pp. 12
  • David C Swanson, T Douglas Mast and Mark P Mahon, 1997, "Atmospheric Multipath Resolution Using Spread Spectrum Acoustic Signals", Proceedings of the 133rd Meeting of the ASA, The Acoustical Society of America
  • Mark P Mahon and David C Swanson, 1995, "Acoustic Holography as an Active Control Measurement Tool", pp. 11
  • Mark P Mahon, Leon H Sibul and Hector Valenzuela, 1991, "An Alternative Updating Scheme for the QR Algorithm as Applied to Adaptive Beamforming", pp. 6

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Faculty Advisor, Faculty Co-Adivsor, HackPSU, August 2017
  • Member, ABET/Assessment, September 2017
  • Co-Advisor, IEEE ACM, September 2017
  • Member, Curriculum Committee for CSE, September 2015
  • Member, Curriculum Committee for CSE, September 2015

Service to External Organizations:




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