Sylmarie Dávila-Montero is originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico. She received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and a minor in applied mathematics (with high honors) from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in 2015 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan, in 2022. Sylmarie worked as a Systems Engineer for the MITRE Corporation in 2015 and as a Data Analyst/Contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency in 2018 and 2019. While working towards her Ph.D., Sylmarie received numerous awards, including the GEM and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, among others. Her research interests include real-time processing of biomedical and social signals, efficient implementation of machine learning algorithms, and design of wearable social behavior and health monitoring systems. She has also traveled and presented her research at various national and international conferences such as the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, and IEEE Biomedical Circuits and System conference, among others. Sylmarie is an active participant in activities promoting the participation of underrepresented individuals in STEM fields and has written related articles for the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine and the ECEDHA Source eNewsletter.
Ph.D Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, 2022
B.S. Electrical Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 2015
Research and Professional Interests
Biomedical and Social Signals, Machine Learning Algorithms, and Health Monitoring Systems.