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Selen Atasoy
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I am a postdoctoral research fellow with Beatriu de Pinòs Fellowship at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Center for Brain and Cognition, Computational Neuroscience Group working with Gustavo Deco in collaboration with Joel Pearson (University of New South Wales) and Morten Kringelbach (University of Oxford).
My current research focuses on exploring spontaneous neural activity and neural correlates of conscious awake, sleep and psychedelic states using fMRI and MEG. I also explore the relation between human brain's function and structure (anatomy) using computational models based on the mathematical framework of harmonic patterns –ubiquitous in various physical and biological phenomena- and dynamical systems.

Publications:

Peer-reviewed Publications:
- S. Atasoy, I. Donnelly, J. Pearson, Nature Communications. vol. 7(10340), doi:10.1038/ncomms10340.
- S. Atasoy, D. Mateus, A. Meining, G. Z. Yang, N. Navab: Endoscopic Video Manifolds for Targeted Optical Biopsy, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 31(3), IEEE, 2012.
- S. Atasoy,D. Mateus, A. Meining, G. Z. Yang, N. Navab: Targeted Optical Biopsies for Surveillance Endoscopies, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Springer, 2011.
- S. Atasoy,D. Mateus, J. Lallemand, A. Meining, G. Z. Yang, N. Navab: Endoscopic Video Manifolds, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Springer, 2010.
- S. Atasoy,D. Mateus, A. Georgiou, N. Navab, G. Z. Yang: Wave Interference for Pattern Description, Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), Springer, 2010.
- A. Meining,S. Atasoy,A. J. Chung, N. Navab, G. Z. Yang: “Eye-tracking” for assessment of image perception in gastrointestinal endoscopy with narrow-band imaging compared with white-light endoscopy, Endoscopy, 42(8), Citeseer, 2010.
- S. Atasoy,B. Glocker, S. Giannarou, D. Mateus, A. Meining, G. Z. Yang, N. Navab: Probabilistic Region Matching in Narrow-Band Endoscopy for Targeted Optical Biopsy, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Springer, 2009.
- S. Atasoy,D. Noonan, S. Benhimane, N. Navab, G. Z. Yang: A Global Approach for Automatic Fibroscopic Video Mosaicing in Minimally Invasive Diagnosis, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Springer, 2008.
- S. Atasoy,M. Groher, D. Zikic, B. Glocker, T. Waggershauser, M. Pfister, N. Navab: Real-Time Respiratory Motion Tracking: Roadmap Correction for Hepatic Artery Catheterizations, SPIE Medical Imaging, San Diego, California, USA, 16-21 February 2008.

Conference Presentations:
- S. Atasoy, I. Donnelly, J. Pearson: Connectome Harmonics: Signatures of (Un)conscious Neurodynamics, ASSC19 - 19th Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Paris, France, 7-10 July 2015.
- S. Atasoy, I. Donnelly, J. Pearson: Standing Wave Theory of Consciousness: A self-organizing neural reaction-diffusion model of (un)conscious neural dynamics, ASSC18 - 18th Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 16-19 July 2014.
- S. AtasoyI. Donnelly J. Pearson: Perspectives From The Standing Wave Theory Of Consciousness, TSC, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 21-26 April 2014 (oral presentation).
- S. Atasoyand J. Pearson: Spectral Theory of Consciousness, ASSC17 - 17th Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, San Diego, California, USA, 12-15 July 2013.
- A. Meining,S. AtasoyN. Navab, A. J. Chung, G.Z. Yang: Narrow Band Imaging Does Not Accelerate Detection of Gastrointestinal Lesions? A Study using "EYE-TRACKING" in Non-Endoscopic Experts, GASTRO, London, UK, November 21-25 2009.
- V. Castaneda,S. Atasoy, D. Mateus, N. Navab and A. Meining (MD): Reconstructing the Esophagus Surface from Endoscopic Image Sequences, Russian Bavarian Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, Germany, Munich, July 2009.

Books Chapters:
- D. Mateus, C. Wachinger, S. Atasoy,L. Schwarz and N. Navab: Learning manifolds: design analysis for medical applications, Suzuki Kenji (Ed.), Machine Learning in Computer-Aided Diagnosis: Medical Imaging Intelligence and Analysis IGI Global, 2011.

Ph.D. Thesis:
S. Atasoy Endoscopic Video Manifolds for Scene Recognition in Targeted Optical Biopsy, Ph.D. thesis,Technical University of Munich, 2012.

Other Publications:
S. Atasoy: Is anyone there? About consciousness and its disorders, The Conversation, 2016.

Selected Talks:
07/2016 - Invited Talk - CNS 2016, Jeju, South Korea,Workshop on ”Connectome: Structure and Large-Scale Dynamics”:”Connectome harmonics: Self-organizing principle behind brain’s functional networks”
07/2016 - Invited Talk - Bogazici University, Istanbul, TurkeyWorkshop on ”Functional & Structural Brain Connectomes and Applications to Dementia”: ”Unlocking the language of human brain networks: a fundamental principle linking brain’s structural and functional connectivity”
04/2016  - Plenary Talk - The Science of Consciousness 2016, Tucson, Arizona,“Exploring neural correlates of consciousness with connectome harmonics and neural field models”.
11/2015 - Invited Talk - CIFASIS, Rosario, Argentina, “Exploring neural correlates of consciousness with connectome harmonics and neural field models”.
11/2014 - Invited Talk - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain, Barcelona, Spain, “Modeling Neural Correlates of Consciousness with Reaction-Diffusion and Connectome Harmonics”.
04/2012 - Invited Talk - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, “Image and Video Representations for Scene Recognition”.
09/2011 - Tutorial Talk - MICCAI 2011, Toronto, Canada, Tutorial on “Manifold Learning with Medical Images”, “Image Similarities for Creating Video Manifolds”.
10/2010 - Invited Talk - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA, , “Video Manifolds and Image Representations”.
07/2009 - Invited Talk - International Computer Vision Summer School, Catania, Italy, “Deformable Wide Baseline Matching”.
02/2008 - Conference Talk - International Conference SPIE Medical Imaging, San Diego, USA, “Real-time Respiratory Motion Tracking”.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants:
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Beatriu de Pinós, November 2015 - November 2017.
Ph.D. Scholarship, TUM Graduate School of Information Science in Health, September 2008 - September 2011.
BMEP Biomedical Sciences Exchange Scholarship, International Academy of Life Sciences, 2012.
Ph.D. with highest honours (summa cum laude), September 2008 - June 2012. 

Affiliations & Memberships:
Journal Reviewer IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging,
Medical Image Analysis (MedIA),
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

Conference Reviewer:
Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI),
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV),
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC),
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).

Grant Panel Activities
Reviewer for Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.


Websites

Previous research:
https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-selen-atasoy http://campar.in.tum.de/Main/SelenAtasoy