Seda received Msc. and PhD. degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience from Max Planck Institute and Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. She also worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral researcher where she investigated the neural and behavioral basis of depression and anxiety. She has extensive experience in medical devices like MRI, EEG and TMS that are used both for research and treatment purposes. The combination of her expertise in Computer Science, medical devices and human behavior led her to a career in Human Factors Research.