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Mert R. Sabuncu joined Cornell University in July 2017 as Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a secondary appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering. He will be transitioning from a faculty position at the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital).
Dr. Sabuncu received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, where his dissertation work focused on entropy-based image registration. He then moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to do a post-doc at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). His post-doc work dealt with developing algorithms to analyze large-scale biomedical image data.
- Biomedical image analysis, with application focus in neurology/neuroscience
- Applied machine learning in bio-medicine
- Probabilistic modeling of biological (e.g., genetic) data
- Image processing, computer vision.
- Ge, T., M. Reuter, A. M. Winkler, A. J. Holmes, P. H. Lee, L. S. Tirrell, Mert Sabuncu. 2016. "Multidimensional heritability of neuroanatomical shape." Nature communications.
- Sabuncu, Mert, E. Konukoglu. 2015. "Clinical prediction from structural brain MRI scans: a large-scale empirical study."Neuroinformatics 13 (1).
- Sabuncu, Mert, B. T. Yeo, K. Van Leemput, B. Fischl, P. Golland. 2010. "A generative model for image segmentation based on label fusion." IEEE transactions on medical imaging 29 (10).
- Sabuncu, Mert, B. D. Singer, B. Conroy, R. E. Bryan, P. J. Ramadge, J. V. Haxby. 2010. "Function-based intersubject alignment of human cortical anatomy." Cerebral Cortex 20 (1).
Selected Awards and Honors
- Young Investigator Publication Impact Award (Co-authored paper) (MICCAI'11) 2011
- Career Development Grant (K25) (NIH NIBIB) 2011
- Catalyst KL2 Merit Award (Harvard) 2010
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University) 2006
- B.S. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Middle East Technical University, 2001
- M.Eng. (Electrical Engineering), Princeton University, 2003
- Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), Princeton University, 2006
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