Computational & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
Monash Biomedical Imaging
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


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Principal Investigator:




Adeel Razi, Ph.D.


Bio sketch:

Postdoc, UCL, U.K. (Supervisors: Karl Friston and Geraint Rees)

Ph.D., UNSW, Sydney, Australia (Supervisors: Jinhong Yuan and Iain Collings)

M.Sc., RWTH Aachen, Germany (Supervisors, RWTH: Gerd Ascheid, Meik Dorpinghaus, Intel: Michael Speth and Herbert Dawid)

B.E. Electrical Engineering, N.E.D. UET, Karachi, Pakistan





Senior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow

Deputy Program Lead Ė Brain Mapping and Modelling

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Monash Biomedical Imaging

School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Australia


Honorary Senior Research Associate,
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging

University College London


Email: adeel(dot)razi(at)monash(dot)edu


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Postdoctoral Fellows:


As soon as we get a lucky draw (a.k.a. ARC/NHMRC grants) else get in touch if you would like to apply for an external postdoctoral fellowship with our support.


Weíre to advertise for an exciting postdoctoral position, get in touch with Adeel if interested. Watch this space for further information and an official ad very soon!




Ph.D. Students (in chronological order):



Hannes Almgren


Bio sketch:

PhD candidate at Ghent University

Masterís of Science, Experimental and Theoretical Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium

Bachelorís of Science, Experimental and Theoretical Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium


Supervisors: Daniele Marinazzo (primary), Adeel Razi


Start date: October 2016 Ė present


Keywords: Dynamic causal modelling; Resting state functional MRI; Ageing and functional compensation




Lingbin Bian


Bio sketch:

PhD candidate at Monash University, Department of Mathematics

Masterís of Science, Signal Processing and Communications, The University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Electronics and Control, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) - University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST)


Supervisors: Jonathan Keith (primary), Adeel Razi, Tiangang Cui


Start date: December 2017 Ė present


Keywords: Bayesian inference; Graphical models; Brain networks, Resting state functional MRI



Amirhossein Rasooli


Bio sketch:

PhD candidate at Monash University

Masterís of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Bachehlorís of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran


Supervisors: Adeel Razi (primary), Gary Egan and Julie Stout


Start date: February 2019 Ė present


Keywords: Biomarkers; Dementia; Dynamic causal modelling; Functional and diffusion MRI





M. Jaleed Khan


Bio sketch:

PhD candidate at Monash University

Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering (Signal & Image Processing), Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Bachelorís of Science in Computer System Engineering, UET Peshawar Pakistan


Supervisors: Adeel Razi (primary), Alex Fornito and Karl Friston


Start date: Second Quarter 2019 Ė present


Keywords: Machine/Deep Learning; Dynamic causal modelling, Brain networks; Resting state functional MRI





Research Assistants:


AnnaCarmichaelAnna Carmichael


Bio sketch:

PhD candidate (Clinical Neuropsychology) at Monash University

Masterís of Arts, Psychology, Brandies University, USA

Bachelorís of Science (Honours), Psychology, Texas A&M University, USA







Masters and Honours Students:


Seda Sacu


Bio sketch:

Masters of Science (Brain and Mind), Candidate

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


Bachelorís of Arts (Psychology)

Hacettepe University, Turkey






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Ensor Palacios


Bio sketch:

Masters of Science (Psychology)

Universitŗ degli Studi di Padova, Italy,








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Bio sketch:

Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science, Candidate

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia








Didi Chi


Bio sketch:

Masters of Engineering (Electrical), Candidate


Bachelors of Science (Electrical Systems)

University of Melbourne, Australia











Karl Friston, UCL

Geraint Rees, UCL

Sarah Tabrizi, UCL

Jason Warren, UCL

Bharat Biswal, NJIT
Klaas Enno Stephan, ETH Zurich

Olaf Sporns, Indiana University
Hae-Jeong Park, Yonsei University

James Rowe, Cambridge
Daniele Marinazzo, Ghent University