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Mark Daley

Faculty Affiliate

Chief AI Officer at Western at Western University

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario

Mark Daley is the Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Officer at Western University, a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science with cross-appointments in five other departments, The Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and The Western Institute for Neuroscience. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute.

Mark has previously served as the Vice-President, Research at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), and Associate Vice-President (Research) and Special Advisor to the President at Western.

Mark is the past chair of Compute Ontario and serves on a number of other boards.

Research Interests

  • AI safety
  • Healthcare and/or medical imaging
  • Theoretical foundations of neural computing


  • In the past five years, Mark has obtained funding of over $3.85 million (CAD) from NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, and Industry, Science and Innovation Canada.
  • He has published over 150 research articles and has been awarded U.S., European, and Chinese patents for metabolomics profiling of concussion and has US patents pending for COVID-19 diagnostics.