Hello! I'm Seyhmus.

I am a data scientist at Recursion. I have a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, and more than five years of postdoctoral reserch experience in neuroimaging. I am from Mardin, Turkey.

I specialize in (neuroimaging) data analysis and non-invasive brain stimulation, and have extensive experience in computer programming. I currently apply those skills to improve drug discovery process. I enjoy writing code and frequently do so (mostly in Python, Bash, R, and Matlab) as a hobby.

Skills and Interests

Programming languages

  • Python
  • Matlab
  • Bash

Neuroimaging data analysis

  • FSL
  • fMRIPrep
  • CONN
  • NiPy
  • BIDS
  • FreeSurfer
  • GIFT
  • ANTs
  • SPM
  • Docker

Version control / Publication tools

  • Git
  • SVN
  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • LaTeX
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mendeley

Hands-on experience

Linux workstations, Computer clusters, Operating a Siemens MRI scanner, Stimulation/EEG data collection using a Neuroelectrics device



Dancing (Folk dancing, Salsa, Hip-hop), Racquetball (I onca became an intramural champion:)), Jump rope, Longboarding, Hiking, Soccer, Coding challenges, Chess

Disclaimer: Above scores are based on my self-assesment, and thus are subjective. Perhaps there is some Dunning–Kruger effect in some of them.

Download my one-page CV.


2022 – Present Data scientist, Recursion, Salt Lake City, UT
2020 – 2022 Research fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2016 – 2020 Research fellow, Computational Radiology Laboratory (CRL), Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2016 – 2019 Lecturer (part-time), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2011 – 2016 Research assistant (Ph.D. candidate), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston


2011 – 2016 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston
Thesis title: Brain Stimulus Pattern Optimization Using Scalp and Cortical Electrode Arrays. Advisor: Dana H. Brooks.
2006 – 2011 B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, , Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2002 - 2006 High school diploma, Izmir Science High School, Izmir, Turkey

Awards and scholarships

2011–2016 Graduate research assistantship (GRA), Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2006–2011 Full scholarship for undergraduate studies, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2006 210th in National University Entrance Exam of Turkey (1.5 million students)
2005 5th (Silver medalist) in 13th National Mathematics Olympiad, TUBITAK, Ankara
2002 21st (Silver medalist) in 7th National Secondary School Mathematics Olympiad, TUBITAK, Ankara


Coming soon!

Journal and Conference Papers