Dr. Castanon also serves as an Associate Director of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematcis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,(1976) and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Tulane University (1971). He is an Associate Editor of Computational Optimization and Applications. He is also a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, Board of Governors, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Previously, Dr Castanon was Senior Scientist at Alphatech, Inc and was also a Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems.