David Castañón

Professor (ECE, SE)

  • Title Professor (ECE, SE)
  • Office 8 St. Mary’s St Room 434
  • Phone 617-353-9880
  • Education PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976

Research interests:

Stochastic Control, Estimation, Game Theory, Optimization, and Distributed Computing, with Applications to Inverse Problems, Multitarget Tracking, Object Recognition, Sensor Management, and Security

Current Research Projects:

  • Research on algorithms for adaptive control of sensor information collection, on new algorithms for tomographic imaging using multispectral X-ray illumination, and on threat detection, with applications to unmanned air vehicles and airport security.

Abbreviated CV:

David Castañón received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from MIT in 1976. He was chief scientist at ALPHATECH, Inc. in Burlington, MA until 1990, when he joined Boston University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He has served in numerous leadership positions in the IEEE Control Systems Society, including President, and receiving the Society’s Distinguished Member Award. He served on the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board. At Boston University, he was Department Chair, co-director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering, and Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging.  He is currently Associate Director of the Department of Homeland Security ALERT Center of Excellence on explosives detection.

Please visit David A. Castañón’s personal web page and the CISE Research pages on Automation, Robotics and Control and Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition for more information about his research interests.

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