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 PhD 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
- 2016. "Multidimensional heritability of neuroanatomical shape." Nature communications. .
- 2015. "Clinical prediction from structural brain MRI scans: a large-scale empirical study." Neuroinformatics 13 (1). .
- 2010. "A generative model for image segmentation based on label fusion." IEEE transactions on medical imaging 29 (10). .
- 2010. "Function-based intersubject alignment of human cortical anatomy." Cerebral Cortex 20 (1). .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Career Development Grant (K25) (NIH NIBIB) 2011
- Young Investigator Publication Impact Award (Co-authored paper) (MICCAI'11) 2011
- Catalyst KL2 Merit Award (Harvard) 2010
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University) 2006
- BS (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Middle East Technical University, 2001
- MEng (Electrical Engineering), Princeton University, 2003
- Ph D (Electrical Engineering), Princeton University, 2006