Ana Doblas


Ana Doblas, PhD she/hers

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Curriculum Vitae





Science & Engineering 221B


2015University of Valencia, SpainPhD in Physics with Honors
2011University of Valencia, SpainMSc in Advanced Physics
2010University of Valencia, SpainBSc in Physics


  • Optics
  • Linear Optical Systems
  • Fourier Optics
  • Signal and Systems
  • Image Processing





Topics of timely interest in electrical and computer engineering. Course content may change from year to year according to instructor's preferences.

Methods and techniques for digital signal processing, covering the basic principles governing the design and use of digital systems as signal processing devices. Review of discrete-time linear systems, Fourier transforms and z-transforms. Topics include allpass and minimum-phase systems, linear phase systems and group delay, sampling, decimation, interpolation, discrete-time filter design and implementation, discrete Fourier series, discrete Fourier transform, the fast Fourier transform, and basic spectral estimation. Applications to digital processing of real data are included.

Representation, analysis and design of discrete signals and systems. Topics include a review of the z-transform and the discrete-time Fourier transform, the fast Fourier transform, digital filter structures, digital filter design techniques, quantization issues and effects of finite word-length arithmetic, sampling and oversampling, decimation and interpolation, linear prediction, the Hilbert transform, and the complex cepstrum. Students gain experience in analyzing and designing digital signal processing systems through computer projects.

Topics of timely interest in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Course content may change from year to year according to instructor's preferences.

Allows completion of a numbered course formally in the graduate program listing but not being offered as a scheduled class.


Research activities

  • Multimodal imaging platforms
  • Low-cost imaging systems
  • Automatic reconstruction algorithms for microscopic techniques
  • Healthcare applications of optical imaging
  • Optical imaging and sensing


Research awards

  • $ 66,219 awarded by National Science Foundation for CAREER: Three-dimensional Super-Resolution Light Microscopy of Thick, Unprocessed Biological Samples

Select publications

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Ana Doblas received her BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics from the Universitat de València, Spain, in 2010, 2011, and 2015, respectively. After she finished her PhD work, she joined the Optical Coherence Imaging Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Oldenburg (Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC) where she did her 1-year Postdoc. From 2016 to 2023, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN), firstly as a Research Assistant Professor (2016-2018), and later as an Assistant Professor (2019-2023). Ana is the Principal Investigator of the Optical Imaging Research Laboratory (OIRL). Her current research interests are focused on optical engineering, computational optics, and three-dimensional imaging with a special interest in the design of novel microscopic imaging systems and their applications. The mission of her lab is to integrate research and education to stimulate interest in Optical Engineering, providing students and the Optics community with a unique set of skills for designing and building future technologies in Optics and Photonics. Since 2012, she has been the author of 40 peer-reviewed scientific journals, her work has been presented at over eighty international conferences, and she is co-inventor of three US patents.

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