Selin Acan

PhD Candidate

I am a software engineer from Cyprus who recently joined to CAN-Lab under the supervision of Erno Hermans, Martin Dresler, Mitra Baratchi and Peter De Loof. Before joining to CAN-Lab, I obtained my master's degree in University of Amsterdam in Software Engineering and my thesis was about prediction of the long-term outcome of pre-natal patients with asphyxia. This practical opportunity showed me that I would like to continue my career as a researcher in this interdisciplinary field combining software engineering with medical sciences. I always had a huge interest in neuroscience, how the human brain works and processes information and the cognitive functions like as perception, memory, decision-making, language, and more which plays an important part in all of our lives. As many researchers would agree discovering how the brain processes information and generates thoughts and emotions is a challenging and intellectually rewarding endeavor. Currently, I found the chance to join a project called the 'Wearanize'Project in CAN-Lab. The goal of the project is to use the data collected by the wearable devices and provide machine learning models to support users with their daily activities.

In my free time, I like to do a lot of sports and reading!


  • Kapittelweg 29
    Room 02.268
    6525 EN Nijmegen
    The Netherlands
  • Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
    Radboud University Medical Center
    P.O. Box 9101
    6500 HB Nijmegen
    The Netherlands