Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Section for Biomedical Image Analysis (SBIA)

participating with CBICA

Birkan Tunc, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Section of Biomedical Image Analysis
Center for Biomedical Image Computing & Analytics
Department of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Richards Medical Research Laboratories, Floor 7
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
fax: (001) 215.573.1811

Personal webpage

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering -  Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey)
M.Sc. in Computational Science and Engineering -  Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey)
B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering -  Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey)

Research Interests

Development of new methodologies in machine learning, statistical inference, and complex network analysis. Multimodal (genes, neuroimaging, phenotype) study of human mind and computational characterization of nature of mental disorders.

Representative Publications

For a full list of publications you can go to: Google Scholar.

  • B. Tunc, R. Verma, Unifying Inference of Meso-Scale Structures in Networks, PLoS ONE, 2015. 10(11): e0143133. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143133. PMCID: PMC4646633
    (Published Version)
  • B. Tunc, M. Ingalhalikar, D. Parker, J. Lecoeur, R. L. Wolf, L. Macyszyn, S. Brem, R. Verma, Individualized Map of White Matter Pathways: Connectivity-based Paradigm for Neurosurgical Planning, Neurosurgery, Vol. 79 (4), pp.568-77, 2016. PMCID: PMC4911597
    (Published Version)
  • B. Tunc, B. Solmaz, D. Parker, T. D. Satterthwaite, M. A. Elliott, M. E. Calkins, K. Ruparel, R. E. Gur, R. C. Gur, R. Verma, Establishing a Link Between Sex Related Differences in the Structural Connectome and Behaviour, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371 (1688), 2016. PMCID: PMC4785897
    (Published Version)
  • B. Tunc, A. R. Smith, D. Wasserman, X. Pennec, W. M. Wells, R. Verma, K. M. Pohl, Multinomial Probabilistic Fiber Representation for Connectivity Driven Clustering, Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), 2013. PMCID: PMC3974202
    (Published Version)
  • B. Tunç, Robust Face Recognition on Nonlinear Manifolds, Ph.D. Thesis, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2012
    (Published Version)