Dr. Mohamed Seghier
Dr. Mohamed Seghier Professor & Director of HEIC
Teaching Areas
Research Interests


Dr. Mohamed Seghier has more than 20 years of experience in functional neuroimaging, brain mapping, and cognitive neuroscience. He holds a PhD degree in using functional MRI from Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble-France). He did a post-doc at Geneva University Hospitals (Switzerland) in the field of clinical neuroscience where he used neuroimaging methods to study brain function in people with brain disorders. Between 2006 and 2015, he held the position of Senior Research Fellow at the interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom. He has introduced novel ways of investigating inter-subject variability in brain function. His research at UCL covered different areas in brain recovery after stroke, brain segmentation, brain lateralization, pattern recognition, brain connectivity and lesion-symptom mapping.

Dr. Seghier joined ECAE in August 2015 where he co-founded the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit and co-developed an accredited PhD program in Educational Neuroscience. Since September 2020, he has been working at both ECAE and Khalifa University. His current aim is to characterize the different sources of inter-subject variability in brain function in terms of structural changes, functional activations, lateralized patterns, and/or interacting networks. This has implications for clinical and educational neuroscience.

Throughout his career, Dr. Seghier taught different courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, in different countries, and have delivered many specialized seminars to postgraduate students and training courses to research assistants, with a focus on cognitive neuroscience, brain mapping, functional MRI, biostatistics, brain methods, computational neuroscience, brain systems, brain connectivity, and hemispheric specialization.

Dr. Seghier has wide-ranging experience in research-oriented institutions in many countries such as France, Switzerland, the UK, and the UAE. He has supervised research assistants and many research projects from undergraduate to post-doctoral level. He currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many research journals as well as funding bodies in the UK, France, and Switzerland. He previously served as Guest Editor for Neuropsychologia and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Since 2018, he has been serving as Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s IMA journal. Since 2021, he has been serving as Handling Editor at Neuroimage (Elsevier).

  • PhD in Physics “Brain mapping”, Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble (France), 2000
  • Engineer in Instrumentation and Physics, High National School of Physics of Grenoble (France), 1996
Teaching Areas
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging and Brain Mapping
  • Brain Methods
  • Data Processing
  • Biostatistics
Research Interests
  • Brain mapping in healthy and clinical populations
  • Functional and structural neuroimaging with MRI
  • Functional MRI of the language system
  • Network analysis and brain dynamics
  • Modeling inter-individual variability in brain function
  • Brain lateralization and hemispheric specialization
  • Lesion-symptom mapping
  • Translation of neuroscience findings to clinical and educational settings