David Castañón

Professor, College of Engineering

David Castañón received his PhD 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.