Will Penny is a Brain Imaging researcher with expertise in the analysis of fMRI, EEG and MEG data. He uses Bayesian Inference, Dynamical Systems, and Statistical Machine Learning both to develop new methods for neuroimaging data analysis and as models of human cognition.  Will joined UEA in 2017. Click here for personal website.

PhD Opportunities

Are you interested in doing a PhD ? Current projects include "Deep Autoencoders for EEG Analysis" and "Representation Learning for Social Decision Making". Drop me an email (


Will Penny has a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Nottingham University (1988), an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College (1989) and a PhD in Artificial Neural Networks from Brunel University (1993). He then worked as a postdoc in the departments of Psychiatry at UCL (1994-1996), Electrical Enginnering at Imperial (1996-1999), and Information Engineering at Oxford (1999-2000) before working at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL as a statistician (2000), Senior Lecturer (2006), Reader (2011) and Professor (2014).

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