Dr Ioannis Delis


I received a M.Eng. from the University of Patras, Greece (2006) and a M.Sc. from the University of Minnesota, USA (2009) both in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Genoa, Italy (2013). I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow (Jan 2013- Dec 2015) and the Biomedical Engineering Department, Columbia University (Jan 2016- Dec 2017).

Since January 2018, I have been a Lecturer at the School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Leeds where I participate in the Sport & Exercise Sciences and Neuroscience research groups. I am a member of the Motor Control and Neurorehalibilitation research theme.

Research interests

My research aims to leverage the power of data to uncover the neural mechanisms that humans use to process sensory information and make decisions that ultimately produce effective motor behaviours. To this end, my work lies at the interface between theory and experiment and has two primary research lines.

I develop mathematical tools for the single-trial analysis of neurobiological and behavioural signals (EEG, EMG, kinematics) including a) machine learning algorithms for dimensionality reduction, information extraction and decoding and b) large-scale computational models of the neural representations of the processes underlying sensory-motor behaviours in healthy humans and clinical populations (using neuroimaging, electrophysiology and behavioural modelling).

I also collaborate with experimental investigators in neurophysiology, psychology and neural/biomedical engineering to address questions about sensory-motor function and apply the findings in the development of novel, biologically-inspired technology for neurorehabilitation, prosthetics and brain-machine interfaces.

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  • PhD in Computational Neuroscience
  • MSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • MEng in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Student education

I teach courses in Motor Control, Neuroscience and Quantitative methods in the Sport & Exercise Sciences and Neuroscience programmes.

Current postgraduate research students

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