Islem Rekik

Imperial College London

Islem Rekik is the Director of the Brain And SIgnal Research and Analysis (BASIRA) laboratory ( and an Associate Professor at Imperial College London (Innovation Hub I-X).

Together with BASIRA members, she conducted more than 90 cutting-edge research projects cross-pollinating AI and healthcare —with a sharp focus on brain imaging and neuroscience. She is also a co/chair/organizer of more than 20 international first-class conferences/workshops/competitions (e.g., Affordable AI 2021-22, Predictive AI 2018-2023, Machine Learning in Medical Imaging 2021-23, WILL competition 2021-22).

Dr Rekik has been awarded prestigious international research fellowships including the EU Marie-Curie Fellowship in 2019 and the TUBITAK 2232 for Outstanding Experienced Researchers during 2020-2022. In addition to her 130+ high-impact publications, she is a strong advocate of equity, inclusiveness and diversity in research.

She is the former president of the Women in MICCAI (WiM), the co-founder of the international RISE Network to Reinforce Inclusiveness & diverSity and Empower minority researchers in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) and a committee member of the AFRICAI network.