Dr Oliver Mason

Hamilton Institute, Mathematics and Statistics

Senior Lecturer

Logic House & Eolas Building
2nd Floor & 3rd Floor
314
(01) 7083672

Biography

Oliver Mason completed a B.A (mod) and an MSc (Research) in Mathematics in Trinity College in 1995 and 1998 respectively.  After some time working on satellite communications and in the institute of technology sector, he undertook a PhD in stability theory of switched systems at Maynooth University, completing the latter in 2004. 

He has been a faculty member at Maynooth University since 2009 and is now with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics: partially seconded to the Hamilton Institute. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 'Inference of Protein Function from the Structure of Interaction Networks'
Mason, O;Verwoerd, M;Clifford, P (2011) 'Inference of Protein Function from the Structure of Interaction Networks' In: STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX NETWORKS. BERLIN: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Diagonal Riccati stability and applications'
Aleksandrov A.;Mason O. (2016) 'Diagonal Riccati stability and applications'. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 492 :38-51 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Differentially private response mechanisms on categorical data'
Holohan, N; Leith, D.J.;Mason, O. (2016) 'Differentially private response mechanisms on categorical data'. Discrete Applied Mathematics, [Details]
2016 'Cyclic interconnection for formation control of 1-D vehicle strings'
Peters A.;Middleton R.;Mason O. (2016) 'Cyclic interconnection for formation control of 1-D vehicle strings'. European Journal of Control, 27 :36-44 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'The Markov Chain Tree Theorem in commutative semirings and the State Reduction Algorithm in commutative semifields'
B. Benek Gursoy, S. Kirkland, O. Mason and S. Sergeev (2015) 'The Markov Chain Tree Theorem in commutative semirings and the State Reduction Algorithm in commutative semifields'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 468 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Differential privacy in metric spaces: Numerical, categorical and functional data under the one roof'
N. Holohan, D. Leith and O. Mason (2015) 'Differential privacy in metric spaces: Numerical, categorical and functional data under the one roof'. INFORMATION SCIENCES, 305 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Stability criteria for SIS epidemiological models under switching policies '
M. Ait-Rami, V. Bokharaie, O. Mason and F. Wirth (2014) 'Stability criteria for SIS epidemiological models under switching policies '. DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS-SERIES B, 19 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Diagonal Lyapunov–Krasovskii functionals for discrete-time positive systems with delay'
A. Yu Aleksandrov and O. Mason (2014) 'Diagonal Lyapunov–Krasovskii functionals for discrete-time positive systems with delay'. Systems and Control Letters, 63 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Extremal norms for positive linear inclusions'
O. Mason and F. Wirth (2014) 'Extremal norms for positive linear inclusions'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 444 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Leader tracking in homogeneous vehicle platoons with broadcast delays'
A. Peters, R. Middleton and O. Mason (2014) 'Leader tracking in homogeneous vehicle platoons with broadcast delays'. AUTOMATICA, 50 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Absolute stability and Lyapunov–Krasovskii functionals for switched nonlinear systems with time-delay'
A. Yu Aleksandrov and O. Mason (2014) 'Absolute stability and Lyapunov–Krasovskii functionals for switched nonlinear systems with time-delay'. JOURNAL OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE-ENGINEERING AND APPLI, 351 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Information diffusion on the iterated local transitivity model of online social networks'
L. Small and O. Mason (2013) 'Information diffusion on the iterated local transitivity model of online social networks'. DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 161 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Nash Equilibria for competitive information diffusion on trees'
L. Small and O. Mason (2013) 'Nash Equilibria for competitive information diffusion on trees'. INFORMATION PROCESSING LETTERS, 113 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'On the Markov Chain Tree Theorem in Max Algebra'
B. Benek Gursoy, S. Kirkland, O. Mason and S. Sergeev (2013) 'On the Markov Chain Tree Theorem in Max Algebra'. ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF LINEAR ALGEBRA, 26 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The Analytic Hierarchy Process, Max Algebra and Multi-Objective Optimisation'
B. Benek Gursoy, O. Mason and S. Sergeev (2013) 'The Analytic Hierarchy Process, Max Algebra and Multi-Objective Optimisation'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 438 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Diagonal Riccati Stability and Positive Time-Delay Systems'
O. Mason (2012) 'Diagonal Riccati Stability and Positive Time-Delay Systems'. SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 61 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'On the Kamke-Muller conditions, monotonicity and continuity for bi-modal piecewise-smooth systems'
Y. O'Donoghue, O. Mason and R. Middleton (2012) 'On the Kamke-Muller conditions, monotonicity and continuity for bi-modal piecewise-smooth systems'. SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 61 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Stability and positivity of equilibria for subhomogeneous cooperative systems'
V. S. Bokharaie, O. Mason and F. Wirth (2011) 'Stability and positivity of equilibria for subhomogeneous cooperative systems'. To be added, 74 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Correction to D-Stability and Delay-Independent Stability of Homogeneous Cooperative Systems'
V. S. Bokharaie, O. Mason and M. Verwoerd (2011) 'Correction to D-Stability and Delay-Independent Stability of Homogeneous Cooperative Systems'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL  , 56 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'P1-max and S-max properties and asymptotic stability in the max algebra'
B. Benek Gursoy and O. Mason (2011) 'P1-max and S-max properties and asymptotic stability in the max algebra'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 435 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'A Convergence Result for the Kuramoto Model with All-to-All Coupling'
M. Verwoerd and O. Mason (2011) 'A Convergence Result for the Kuramoto Model with All-to-All Coupling'. SIAM JOURNAL OF APPLIED DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, 10 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Spectral Properties of Matrix Polynomials in the Max Algebra '
Benek Gursoy, B. and O. Mason (2011) 'Spectral Properties of Matrix Polynomials in the Max Algebra '. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 435 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'D-Stability and Delay-independent stability of homogeneous cooperative systems'
V. S. Bokharaie, O. Mason and M. Verwoerd (2010) 'D-Stability and Delay-independent stability of homogeneous cooperative systems'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL  , 55 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Quadratic Lyapunov functions for systems with state-dependent switching'
W. M.Griggs, C. K. King, R. N. Shorten, O. Mason and K. Wulff (2010) 'Quadratic Lyapunov functions for systems with state-dependent switching'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 433 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'On computing the critical coupling coefficient for the Kuramoto model on a complete Bipartite graph'
Verwoerd, M. and Mason, O. (2009) 'On computing the critical coupling coefficient for the Kuramoto model on a complete Bipartite graph'. SIAM JOURNAL OF APPLIED DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, 8 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'On Linear Co-positive Lyapunov Functions for Sets of Linear Positive Systems'
Knorn, F., O. Mason, R. Shorten (2009) 'On Linear Co-positive Lyapunov Functions for Sets of Linear Positive Systems'. AUTOMATICA, 45 :1943-1947 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Observations on the Stability Properties of Cooperative Systems'
Mason, O. and Verwoerd, M. (2009) 'Observations on the Stability Properties of Cooperative Systems'. SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 58 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'General Inertia and Circle Criterion'
Solmaz, S., Mason, O. and Shorten, R. (2009) 'General Inertia and Circle Criterion'. PROCEEDINGS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, 6 :845-845 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'An elementary proof of the Barker, Berman, Plemmons result on diagonal stability and extensions '
Shorten, R.N., O. Mason, C. King (2009) 'An elementary proof of the Barker, Berman, Plemmons result on diagonal stability and extensions '. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 431 :34-40 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The Role of Control and System Theory in Systems Biology'
P. Wellstead, E. Bullinger, D. Kalamatianos, O. Mason and M. Verwoerd (2008) 'The Role of Control and System Theory in Systems Biology'. Annual Reviews in Control, 32 :33-47 [Details]
2008 'Switching Stability of Automotive Roll Dynamics Subject to Interval Uncertainty'
Solmaz S., Shorten R., and Mason O. (2008) 'Switching Stability of Automotive Roll Dynamics Subject to Interval Uncertainty'. PROCEEDINGS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, 8 :10921-10922 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Global phase-locking in finite populations of phase-coupled oscillators'
M. Verwoerd and O. Mason (2008) 'Global phase-locking in finite populations of phase-coupled oscillators'. SIAM JOURNAL OF APPLIED DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, 7 :134-160 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Some results on quadratic stability of switched systems with interval uncertainty'
E. Zeheb, O. Mason, S. Solmaz and R. Shorten (2007) 'Some results on quadratic stability of switched systems with interval uncertainty'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 80 :825-831 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Stability Criteria for Switched and Hybrid Systems'
Shorten, R., Wirth, F., Mason, O., Wulff, K. and King, C. (2007) 'Stability Criteria for Switched and Hybrid Systems'. SIAM REVIEW, 49 :545-592 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'On linear copositive Lyapunov functions and the stability of switched positive linear systems'
O. Mason and R. Shorten (2007) 'On linear copositive Lyapunov functions and the stability of switched positive linear systems'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 52 :1346-1349 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Graph Theory and Networks in Biology'
O. Mason and M. Verwoerd (2007) 'Graph Theory and Networks in Biology'. IET SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, 1 :89-119 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'On the Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov lemma and common Lyapunov solutions for matrices with regular inertia'
O. Mason, R. Shorten and S. Solmaz (2007) 'On the Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov lemma and common Lyapunov solutions for matrices with regular inertia'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 420 :183-197 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'On the stability of switched positive linear systems'
L. Gurvits, R. Shorten and O. Mason (2007) 'On the stability of switched positive linear systems'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 52 :1099-1103 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'General Inertia and Circle Criterion'
Solmaz S., Mason O., Shorten R. (2006) 'General Inertia and Circle Criterion'. PROCEEDINGS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, 6 :845-846 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Discussion on Multi-layer Switching Control using Generalized Sampled-data Hold Functions'
M. Verwoerd and O. Mason (2006) 'Discussion on Multi-layer Switching Control using Generalized Sampled-data Hold Functions'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 12 :500-504 [Details]
2006 'On the simultaneous diagonal stability of a pair of positive linear systems'
Mason, Oliver and Shorten, Robert (2006) 'On the simultaneous diagonal stability of a pair of positive linear systems'. LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 413 :13-23 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'The geometry of convex cones associated with the Lyapunov inequality and the common Lyapunov function problem'
O. Mason and R. Shorten (2005) 'The geometry of convex cones associated with the Lyapunov inequality and the common Lyapunov function problem'. ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF LINEAR ALGEBRA, 12 :42-63 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'On common quadratic Lyapunov functions for stable discrete time LTI systems'
Mason, O. and Shorten R. (2004) 'On common quadratic Lyapunov functions for stable discrete time LTI systems'. IMA JOURNAL OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 59 :271-283 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'A unifying framework for the Circle Criterion and other quadratic stability criteria'
R.N. Shorten, O. Mason, F. Cairbre and P. Curran (2004) 'A unifying framework for the Circle Criterion and other quadratic stability criteria'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 77 :1-8 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Issues in the design of switched linear control systems: A benchmark study'
Leith, D.J., Shorten.R., Leithead, W.E., Mason.O (2003) 'Issues in the design of switched linear control systems: A benchmark study'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 17 :103-118 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'A note on common quadratic Lyapunov functions'
Shorten, R. and Narendra, K. S. and O. Mason (2003) 'A note on common quadratic Lyapunov functions'. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 48 :110-113 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Persistence, Periodicity and Privacy for Positive Systems in Epidemiology and Elsewhere
Mason, O.;Mc Glinchey, A.; Wirth, F. (2017) Persistence, Periodicity and Privacy for Positive Systems in Epidemiology and Elsewhere 5th International Symposium on Positive Systems, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, 471: 3--15 [Details]
2017 Differential privacy and the L1 sensitivity of positive linear observers
McGlinchey, A.; Mason, O. (2017) Differential privacy and the L1 sensitivity of positive linear observers IFAC World Congress [Details]
2016 Leader following with non-homogeneous weights for control of vehicle formations
Peter, A.A; Mason, O; Middleton, R.H. (2016) Leader following with non-homogeneous weights for control of vehicle formations Control Applications (CCA), 2016 IEEE Conference on [Details]
2014 Cyclic interconnection in 1-D vehicle formation control
Peters A.;Mason O.;Middleton R. (2014) Cyclic interconnection in 1-D vehicle formation control 2014 European Control Conference, ECC 2014 , pp.1548-1553 [DOI] [Details]
2012 Extremal norms for positive linear inclusions
Mustafa Ait Rami, Vahid S. Bokharaie, Oliver Mason, Fabian Wirth (2012) Extremal norms for positive linear inclusions Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS) [Details]
2010 A geometrical treatment for obtaining necessary and sufficient conditions for joint quadratic Lyapunov function existence for state-dependent, switched systems: a two-dimensional case.
Griggs, W.M., C.K. King, R.N. Shorten, O. Mason and K. Wulff (2010) A geometrical treatment for obtaining necessary and sufficient conditions for joint quadratic Lyapunov function existence for state-dependent, switched systems: a two-dimensional case. Proceedings of the 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation , pp.1337-1342 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Spread of epidemics in time-dependent networks
Vahid Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Fabian Wirth (2010) Spread of epidemics in time-dependent networks Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS) [Details]
2010 On the D-Stability of Linear and Nonlinear Positive Switched Systems
Vahid Bokharaie, Oliver Mason and Fabian Wirth (2010) On the D-Stability of Linear and Nonlinear Positive Switched Systems Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS) [Details]
2009 Applications of Linear Co-positive Lyapunov Functions for Switched Linear Positive Systems
Knorn, F., O. Mason, R. Shorten (2009) Applications of Linear Co-positive Lyapunov Functions for Switched Linear Positive Systems Third Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Positive Systems: Theory and Application POSTA’09, 2-4 September 2009, Valencia, Spain [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Stability and D-stability for Switched Positive Systems
Mason, O., V.S. Bokharaie and R. Shorten (2009) Stability and D-stability for Switched Positive Systems Proc. POSTA 2009, Valencia, Spain [Details]
2007 On the growth of the largest component in duplication-divergence models of protein interaction networks
T. Rutjes, O. Mason and M. Verwoerd (2007) On the growth of the largest component in duplication-divergence models of protein interaction networks Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on the Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering (FOSBE), Stuttgart, Germany , pp.65-70 [Details]
2007 Quadratic and Copositive Lyapunov Functions and the Stability of Positive Switched Linear System
O. Mason and R. Shorten (2007) Quadratic and Copositive Lyapunov Functions and the Stability of Positive Switched Linear System Proc. American Control Conference, New York City, USA, July 11-13, 2007 , pp.657-662 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 Conditions for the Existence of Fixed Points in a Finite System of Coupled Oscillators
M. Verwoerd and O. Mason (2007) Conditions for the Existence of Fixed Points in a Finite System of Coupled Oscillators Proceedings of the American Control Conference, New York, 2007 , pp.4613-4618 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 On the quadratic stability of switched interval systems: Preliminary results
Zeheb E. , Mason O. , Solmaz S. , and Shorten R. (2005) On the quadratic stability of switched interval systems: Preliminary results Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on, Mediterrean Conference on Control and Automation , pp.12-17 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Convex cones, Lyapunov functions and the stability of switched linear systems
R. Shorten, O. Mason and K.Wulff (2005) Convex cones, Lyapunov functions and the stability of switched linear systems LNCS 3355-Switching and Learning in Feedback Systems. European Summer School on Multi-Agent Control, Maynooth, Ireland, September 8-10, 2003 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Control of yaw rate and sideslip in 4-wheel steering cars with actuator constraints
M. Vilaplana, O. Mason, D. Leith and and W. Leithead (2005) Control of yaw rate and sideslip in 4-wheel steering cars with actuator constraints LNCS 3355-Switching and Learning in Feedback Systems. European Summer School on Multi-Agent Control, Maynooth, Ireland, September 8-10, 2003 , pp.201-222 [Details]
2005 Towards a systems understanding of the cerebral motor circuit
P. Wellstead, O. Mason, W.T. O'Connor, K-H. Cho, E. Bullinger, O. Wolkenhauer, and S. Duncan (2005) Towards a systems understanding of the cerebral motor circuit Proc. Foundations of Systems Biology FOSBE 2005, August 7-10, Santa Barbara, CA, USA , pp.185-188 [Details]
2004 Some results on the stability of positive switched linear systems
O. Mason and R. Shorten (2004) Some results on the stability of positive switched linear systems IEEE Conference on Decision and Control [Details]
2004 Preliminary results on the stability of switched positive linear systems
L. Gurvits, R. Shorten and O. Mason (2004) Preliminary results on the stability of switched positive linear systems Proc. Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Leuven [Details]
2004 Nonlinear Control of Four-Wheel Steering Cars with Actuator Constraints
Vilaplana,M., Mason.O., Leith, D.J., Leithead,W.E., Kalkkuhl, J., (2004) Nonlinear Control of Four-Wheel Steering Cars with Actuator Constraints Proc. NOLCOS 2004, Stuttgart [Details]
2003 A conjecture on the existence of common quadratic Lyapunov functions for positive linear systems
O. Mason and R. N. Shorten (2003) A conjecture on the existence of common quadratic Lyapunov functions for positive linear systems AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE [Details]
2003 A unifying framework for the Circle Criterion and other quadratic stability criteria
R. N. Shorten, O. Mason, F. Ó Cairbre and P. Curran (2003) A unifying framework for the Circle Criterion and other quadratic stability criteria EUROPEAN CONTROL CONFERENCE [Details]
2003 On common quadratic Lyapunov functions for pairs of stable discrete-time LTI systems
O. Mason and R.N. Shorten (2003) On common quadratic Lyapunov functions for pairs of stable discrete-time LTI systems AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE [Details]
2003 On the existence of common quadratic Lyapunov functions for single input single output systems
R. Shorten, K. S. Narendra, O. Mason and K. Wulff (2003) On the existence of common quadratic Lyapunov functions for single input single output systems PROCEEDINGS OF 12TH YALE WORKSHOP ON ADAPTIVE AND LEARNING SYSTEMS [Details]
2002 A Wind Turbine Benchmark for Hybrid System Analysis and Design
Leith,D., Shorten,R., Leithead,W.E., Mason,O., Curran,P. (2002) A Wind Turbine Benchmark for Hybrid System Analysis and Design Proc IFAC World Congress, Barcelona [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2009 POSTA 2009.
(2009) POSTA 2009. [Oral Presentation], Stability and D-stability for positive switched sy, Valencia, Spain [Details]
2009 Systems Biology Mini-Course.
(2009) Systems Biology Mini-Course. [Oral Presentation], Switched and Positive Systems, Norwegian Univ. of Life Science [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2008 The Role of Control and System Theory in Systems Biology.
P. Wellstead, E. Bullinger, D. Kalamatianos, O. Mason and M. Verwoerd (2008) The Role of Control and System Theory in Systems Biology. Book Review [Details]