Senior R&D Engineer
Mr. Davila is a Senior Research Engineer at Kitware. He joined the company in 2019. He works as a member of the Computer Vision team on deploying AI solutions to research problems in industry and defense.
Prior to joining Kitware, Mr Davila spent 4 years as a Research Engineer at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), a not-for-profit applied R&D company where his group focused on sensing systems for industrial and space applications. Here he served as technical lead for a team that created the world’s first system for detecting crude oil spills from COTS visible and thermal imagery using computer vision, for which they received an R&D 100 Award in 2017. His team went on to build a system for automated methane leak detection using AI and Medium Wave Infrared imagery. This work provided the Oil & Gas industry with a much needed means for flexible and reliable remote methane leak detection and monitoring. At SwRI, Mr Davila also led his team in a multitude of areas of applied analytics including the space sciences, automotive engine testing, and industrial inspection.
Mr Davila graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. Electrical Engineering in 2014 and M.S. Electrical Engineering in 2015.