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Faculty Profile

Mario Sznaier

Dennis Picard Trustee Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
420 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Mario Sznaier received the Ingeniero Electronico and Ingeniero en Sistemas de Computacion degrees from the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay and the MSEE and Ph.D degrees from the University of Washington. From 1991 to 1993 he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Central Florida. In 1993 he joined the Pennsylvania State University, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and to Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2001. In July 2006 he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, as the Dennis Picard Trustee Professor. He has also held visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology in 1990 and 2000 and currently holds an appointment at Penn State as Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interest include Multiobjective Robust Control; Dynamic Vision and Imaging, Control Oriented Identification, Robust Model (In) Validation and Application of Dynamical Systems Theory to Physics. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the journal Automatica and as a member of the board of governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

Research & Scholarship Interests

Robust Control; Reduced Order Models; video-based control; applications to dynamics in Imaging and video processing; information extraction from high volume data streams
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Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award

Selected Publications

  • B. Yilmaz, C. Lagoa, M. Sznaier "An Efficient Atomic Norm Minimization Approach to Identification of Low Order Models", 2013 IEEE 52nd Annual
    Conference on Decision and Control, 2013, 5834-5839 
  • M. Ayazoglu, B. Yilmaz, M. Sznaier, O. Camps "Finding Causal Interactions in Video Sequences, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision", Sydney, 2013 
  • C. Dicle, O. Camps, M. Sznaier "The Way They Move: Tracking Multiple Targets with Similar Appearance", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision,
    Sydney, Australia, 2013 
  • K. Bekiroglu, M. Sznaier, C. Lagoa, B. Shafai "Vision Based Control of an Autonomous Blimp with Actuator Saturation Using Pulse Width Modulation", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, 2013, 1036-1041 
  • Y. Cheng, Y. Wang, M. Sznaier "Worst Case Optimal Estimators for Switched Linear Systems", Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and
    Control, 2013, 4036-4041

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July 28, 2016

ECE professors Mario Sznaier, Octavia Camps, Ali Abur, & Edmund Yeh, MIE assistant professor Jacqueline Griffin, CEE professor Jerome Hajjar, COS professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, CCIS professor...

May 10, 2015

ECE Professor Octavia Camps' work on video surveillance and airport security programs has been featured in a recent New York Times article, titled " Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues ."

April 15, 2015

Northeastern hosted an Open House for high-school seniors who have been accepted into our program. Between the two dates, over 300 visited the department and toured the labs.

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