Faculty Candidate Seminar by Dr. Cihan Göksu

You are cordially invited to the faculty candidate seminar which will be given by Dr. Cihan Göksu this Friday on April 26, 2024 at 10:30.

The short information about the seminar, its abstract, the biography and education highlights of Dr. Göksu are given below:

Title: “Measurement of weak electrical currents in the living human brain by MRI”
Place: Electrical and Electronics Engineering  Seminar Room
Date and Time: Friday, April 26th, 2024 / 10:30 a.m.

Measurement of weak electrical currents in the living human brain by MRI
by Dr. Cihan Göksu
EE Seminar Room
Friday, April 26th, 2024 / 10:30 a.m.
Clinical use of low-intensity transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) techniques, e.g. against neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, requires patient-specific targeting and dosaging. Efficient targeting and dosaging can only be realized by the exact knowledge of the current density distribution in the human brain.
Magnetic Resonance Current Density Imaging (MRCDI) allows for measuring tiny TES-induced magnetic fields to reconstruct current density distribution in the living human brain. Sensitivity to TES-induced fields, practical challenges like stray fields, the need for volumetric measurements, and long scan times are the main constraints. Recently achieved sensitivity levels (<0.1nT) for high-quality simultaneous multi-slice MR measurements of TES-induced fields within realistic scan times and at a high resolution is very promising for the accurate characterization of the TES field distributions in the human brain in-vivo and hence for the efficient use of the method in clinics.
As a final remark, given the recent digital healthcare solutions revolutionizing stroke diagnostics, MRCDI-integrated TES can potentially play a major complementary role in stroke rehabilitation and post-stroke recovery.
Short Education Record:

Cihan Göksu, PhD.

(MSc.) Electrical and Electronics Eng. Dep., Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Türkiye

(PhD.) Center for Magnetic Resonance Dep., Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby/Denmark and Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre/Denmark

(Post-doc) Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, High-field MR Department, Tübingen/Germany and Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre/Denmark


With more than 10 years of academic experience in prestigious universities and institutes, Cihan Göksu has conducted research on developing methods for cutting-edge accelerated Magnetic Resonance Imaging at high resolution. Collaborating with many international research centers and working on different research projects allowed him to receive prestigious grants like (Lundbeckfonden International Post-doc, PI for 3-years). His research mainly focused on sensitivity and quality optimization of a niche MR application, i.e. MR current density imaging, that can potentially translate transcranial electrical stimulation methods from bench to bedside. Following his academic career, he has a 2-year break in the industry to improve his software skills and to have hands-on experience in the rapidly evolving AI-based computer vision applications. His current research focus is to revolutionize workflow for the second most deadly disease in the world, stroke: Digital healthcare solutions for stroke diagnostics and effective transcranial electrical stimulation for stroke rehabilitation.