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Mark Mahon

Associate Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

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

W304 Westgate Building

mpm114@psu.edu

814-867-5396

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.

 
 

 

Education

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

Publications

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

  • Swanson C Swanson, Mark P Mahon, David E Norris, T. Douglas M andst, , 2017, "Atmospheric Multipath Resolution Using Spread Spectrum Acoustic Signals", Proceeding of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, Melville, NY, USA
  • 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

  • February 2013 - April 2013, "Fiber Optic Communications Undersea System (FOCUS) Part 2," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command).
  • August 2011 - January 2012, "LDUUV Fiber Optic Communication Undersea System (FOCUS)—Phase II," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Advise small groups participating in AI Challenge, AI Challenge, January 2018
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Co-Adivsor, HackPSU, August 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, ABET/Assessment, September 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Co-Advisor, IEEE ACM, September 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, Curriculum Committee for CSE, September 2015
  • Committee Work, Member, Curriculum Committee for CSE, September 2015

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

About

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

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University Park, PA 16802

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