Ekin Yagis

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Research Officer
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
 Ekin Yagis



Ekin is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Essex. She majored in Electrical Engineering at the Koc University and holds an M.Sc degree from Sabanci University, Istanbul. She works as a graduate research assistant in Nevermind project under supervision of Dr. Luca Citi. Her research interests include medical image processing, machine learning, and computer vision. She is recently focusing on the detection of neurodegeneretive diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases using machine learning.


  • M.Sc. Sabanci University, (2018)

  • B.Sc. Koc University, (2016)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Computational neuroscience

Open to supervise


Journal articles (1)

Yagis, E., Workalemahu Atnafu, S., Garcia Seco De Herrera, A., Marzi, C., Giannelli, M., Tessa, C., Citi, L. and Diciotti, S., (2021). Deep Learning in Neuroimaging: Effect of Data Leakage in Cross-validation Using 2D Convolutional Neural Networks. Scientific Reports. 11 (1), 22544-

Conferences (3)

Yagis, E. and Unel, M., Facial Expression Based Emotion Recognition Using Neural Networks

Yagis, E., Citi, L., Diciotti, S., Merzi, C., Workalemahu Atnafu, S. and Garcia Seco De Herrera, A., (2020). 3D Convolutional Neural Networks for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease via structural MRI

Yagis, E., Garcia Seco De Herrera, A. and Citi, L., (2019). Generalization Performance of the Deep Learning Models in Neurodegenerative Disease Classification.



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