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Birkan Tunç, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Computational Science & Engineering in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, 2716 South Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 2674250410
BSc (Industrial Engineering)
Istanbul Technical University, 2003.
MSc (Computational Science & Engineering)
Istanbul Technical University, 2005.
PhD (Computational Science & Engineering)
Istanbul Technical University, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise


Description of Research Expertise

Machine Learning, Brain Connectivity, Diffusion Imaging, Computer Vision

Selected Publications

Tunç B, Parker W A, Ingalhalikar M, Verma R: Automated tract extraction via atlas based Adaptive Clustering. NeuroImage 102 Pt 2: 596-607, Nov 2014.

Tunç B, Ghanbari Y, Smith A R, Pandey J, Browne A, Schultz R T, Verma R: PUNCH: Population Characterization of Heterogeneity. NeuroImage 98: 50-60, Sep 2014.

Tunç B, Solmaz B, Parker D, Satterthwaite T D, Elliott M A, Calkins M E, Ruparel K, Gur R E, Gur R C, Verma R: Establishing a link between sex-related differences in the structural connectome and behaviour. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 371(1688): 20150111, Feb 2016.

Solmaz B, Tunç B, Parker D, Whyte J, Hart T, Rabinowitz A, Rohrbach M, Kim J, Verma R: Assessing connectivity related injury burden in diffuse traumatic brain injury. Human brain mapping 38(6): 2913-2922, Jun 2017.

Tunç B, Ingalhalikar M, Parker D, Lecoeur J, Singh N, Wolf R L, Macyszyn L, Brem S, Verma R: Individualized Map of White Matter Pathways: Connectivity-Based Paradigm for Neurosurgical Planning. Neurosurgery 79(4): 568-77, Oct 2016.

Tunç B, Verma R: Unifying Inference of Meso-Scale Structures in Networks. PloS one 10(11): e0143133, 2015 Notes: Online only. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143133.

Tunç B, Dagli V, Gökmen M: Class dependent factor analysis and its application to face recognition. Pattern Recognition 45(12): 4092-4102, 2012.

Yerys B E, Tunç B, Satterthwaite T D, Antezana L, Mosner M G, Bertollo Jennifer R, Guy L, Schultz R T, Herrington J D: Functional Connectivity of Frontoparietal and Salience/Ventral Attention Networks Have Independent Associations With Co-occurring Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children With Autism. Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging 4(4): 343-351, April 2019.

Osmanlioglu Y, Tunç B, Parker D, Elliott Mark A, Baum G L, Ciric R, Satterthwaite T D, Gur R E, Gur R C, Verma R: System-level matching of structural and functional connectomes in the human brain. NeuroImage 199: 93-104, Oct 2019.

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