Mark Daley

Mark Daley

Mark Daley serves as the Chair of Compute Ontario and is the Interim Associate Vice President (Research) at Western University. He is also Western’s Associate Professor in the Computer Science, Biology, and Statistics & Actuarial Science Departments, a Principal investigator at the Brain and Mind Institute, and holds a SHARCNET Research Chair in biocomputing. Mark also holds an adjunct appointment in the computer science department at the University of Saskatchewan.

Mark is a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist by training and spent his early career contributing to both the theoretical foundations of computing and to the formal mathematical modelling of biological processes. In 2011, Mark took an education leave to pursue a master’s degree in neuroscience and has since expanded his research endeavours to include data-driven mathematical modelling in neuroimaging and computational physiology.

Mark has a strong relationship with IBM in which he has lead a high profile research initiative applying realtime streaming analytics, based on IBM’s Infosphere Streams technology, to the network analysis of fMRI data. Mark has also been involved in accelerating MR motion correction using Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and has a working relationship with IBM’s Austin and TJ Watson labs.

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Read our interview with Mark on advanced computing trends and outlooks for Ontario.