Melvin Selim Atay


I am trans and I am a PhD student of neuroscience and neurotechnology.//


I am a trans man and a PhD candidate of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
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.
I love to experiment about generative models, representation learning and their creative applications. Being an AI researcher and doing research in an area with a social impact is a fulfilling experience.