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Mert Sabuncu

Mert Sabuncu

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 300
Assistant Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

Biography

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.

Research Interests

  • 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.
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Selected Publications

  • 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

Education

  • 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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