Melvin Selim Atay

I am deeply passionate about AI theory and applications. I am a PhD Candidate of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. My thesis supervisors are Uğur Halıcı and Bülent Elibol.

Contact: atay.m.selim[at]


The aim of my thesis research is to develop explainable AI solutions for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders. To acquire general solution for the hard problem of diagnostics, I use open data-sets of neuroimages based on wide range of neuroimaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) , functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomograpy (PET) . In addition to supervised methodologies I am interested in developing semi-supervised and unsupervised techniques and exploring their generalization abilities beyond limited data-sets as well.