Birkan Tunç, PhD

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Birkan Tunç, PhD, is a computational scientist with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MSc in Computational Science & Engineering - Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
PhD in Computational Science & Engineering - Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Titles and Academic Titles

Computational Scientist


Research Assistant Professor of Computational Science & Engineering in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Tunç B. Computational Analysis of Behavior: Assessing Human Behavior for Mental Health Research, King's College London, London, UK. June 2021.

Tunç B. Computer Vision for Computational Analysis of Social Behavior, Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Philadelphia, USA. May 2021.

Tunç B. Computational Analysis of Human Behavior, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey. Jan 2021.


Tunç B. Coupled Trajectories of Brain Development and Behavior, The IBIS Network (University of Minnesota, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, CHOP), US. Aug 2020.

Awards and Honors

2015, Best PhD Thesis Award (Finalist), Technology Development Foundation of Turkey
2006, PhD student fellowship, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2021-present, Peer-Reviewer, eLife
2021-present, Peer-Reviewer, Scientific Reports
2021-present, Peer-Reviewer, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
2021-present, Peer-Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder
2017-present, Peer-Reviewer, Brain Connectivity
2016-present, Peer-Reviewer, Digital Signal Processin
2015-present, Peer-Reviewer, Medical Image Analysis
2014-present, Peer-Reviewer, NeuroImage

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2020-present, Brain Canada Platform Support Grant
 - 2020-present, Grant Reviewer


2021-present, National Institute of Mental Health
 - 2021-present, Grant Reviewer