Ian Daly received an M.Eng. degree in Computer science and the Ph.D. degree in Cybernetics from the University of Reading, Reading, U.K. Between May 2011 – 2013 he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, where he researched Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) for individuals with stroke and cerebral palsy. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Reading from 2013 to 2016 before joining the department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex as a lecturer within the Brain-computer interface and Neural Engineering group.
His research interests focus on BCIs, nonlinear dynamics, machine learning, signal processing, bio-signal analysis, meta-heuristic search techniques, and connectivity analysis in the EEG and fMRI. He is also interested in the neurophysiological correlates of motor control, emotion, and stimuli perception and how they differ between healthy individuals and individuals with neurological and physiological impairments.