Carlos E. Davila, Ph.D.


Carlos E. Davila, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Office Location: 341 Junkins

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  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1988, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering 1983, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas   
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, with Honors 1981, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas


Carlos E. Davila received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, in 1981, 1983, and 1988, respectively, all in electrical engineering where he was associated with the Biomedical Engineering Program. Since 1988, he has been with Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA. His research interests include biomedical and statistical signal processing, and computational neuroscience.

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Outstanding Service Award (for service to local Signal Processing Society), 1993.

  • SEAS Outstanding Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Professor, 1992.

  • Annual Engineering Foundation Award for Exemplary Performance in Engineering Teaching While Pursuing a Graduate Degree (College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin), 1987.

  • Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society

  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premedical Honor Society, honorary member


  • Biomedical and statistical signal processing
  • Brain-computer interfacing
  • Computational neuroscience


  •  C. E. Davila, "Projection-Based Multiple Notch Filtering," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 71, pp. 2309-2319, 2023.
  • Carlos E. Davila, David X. Wang, Maxwell Ritzer, Rosalyn Moran, and Bradley C. Lega, “A Control-Theoretical System for Modulating Hippocampal Gamma Oscillations Using Stimulation of the Posterior Cingulate Cortex”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 30:2242–2253, July 2022.
  • D. X. Wang, K. Schmitt, S. Seger, C. E. Davila, and B. C. Lega, “Cross–Regional phase amplitude coupling supports the encoding of episodic memories. Hippocampus”, 31:481–492, May 2021.
  • S. Bing, C.E. Davila, and J.-C. Chiao, “Ultrasound imaging with sparse illumination by a transducer array,” In Proc. of Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, 2020.
  • D.X. Wang and C.E. Davila, “Subspace Averaging of Auditory Evoked Potentials,” In Proc. 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2019.

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