Brain And SIgnal Research & Analysis laboratory

Develop your research skills in brain data learning
“My training has given me the tools and the confidence to understand and critically assess the contents of research papers so that I can direct my own research.”
Can Gafuroğlu (Undergrad student)

Applications for internships are open now.


BASIRA (Brain And SIgnal Research & Analysis) aims to infuse advanced computer vision and machine-learning methods into big neuroimaging and signal data analysis for improving healthcare and wellbeing.  Specifically, since one can look at the brain as an image, a shape, or a connectional network, we aspire to develop advanced image-based, shape-based, and network-based medical data analysis techniques, that will provide a foundation for better understanding normal brain development and ageing, as well as how the brain (image, shape and network) gets affected by neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism or neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia. We aim to develop algorithms and architectures for mapping the healthy brain and computer-aided tools for examining the diseased/disordered brain.
More broadly, we also aim to devise efficient algorithms that perform several medical image and signal analysis tasks such as segmentation/labeling, registration, prediction, classification and regression.​

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Islem Rekik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at İTÜ Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering
Director, BASIRA Lab
Honorary researcher at
School of Science and Engineering Department of Computing, University of Dundee

For applications, please send your CV to 



Ismail and Goktug's paper on machine learning methods for brain network classification is accepted for publication in the journal of Neuroscience Methods (IF: 2.78)!


May 28, 2020

Nicolas and Islem's paper on identifying the best data-driven feature selection method for boosting reproducibility in classification tasks is accepted for publication in the journal of Pattern Recognition (IF: 5.89)!


Dec 24, 2019

Islem Mhiri's paper on brain network atlas-guided feature selection (NAG-FS) for neurological disorder diagnosis is accepted for publication in the journal of Medical Image Analysis (IF: 8.88)!


Oct 28, 2019

Salma's paper on estimating connectional maps of the brain is accepted for publication in the journal of Medical Image Analysis (IF: 8.88)!


Sep 28, 2019



If you are interested, please contact us and send your CV and letter of motivation.

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