Dr Danyal Akarca


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Duncan Astle

Departments

Department of Medicine

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

da434@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

I'm interested in the intersection of neuroscience with machine learning for modeling brain function and detecting underlying psychiatric and neurological diagnostic groups. I'm also interested in the self-organisation of neural networks and how this relates to neurodevelopmental trajectories.

As a medical doctor, my research background is in clinical neurosurgery relating to surgical methods and in clinical neurology relating to applications of supervised learning algorithms to understand prognosis following serious head injury.

Research Focus

Keywords

Machine learning

Self-organising networks

Neurodevelopment

Clinical conditions

Childhood disorders

Equipment

Computational modelling

Collaborators

Cambridge

Duncan Astle

Kate Baker

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Hawkins E*, Akarca D*, Zhang M, Brkić D, Woolrich M, Baker K, Astle D. (2019), “Functional network dynamics in a neurodevelopmental disorder of known genetic origin.” Hum Brain Mapp. 1;41(2):530-544

    Publications

    2020

    Greener DL*, Akarca D*, Durnford AJ, Ewbank FG, Buckland GR, Hempenstall J. (2020), “Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: shunt failure and the role of obesity.” World Neurosurg. S1878-8750(20)30048-6

    2018

    Ahmed I, Niaz Z, Ewbank F, Akarca D, Felwick R, Furnari M. (2018), “Sniffing out causes of gastrointestinal disorders: a review of volatile metabolomic biomarkers.” Biomark Med. 12(10):1139-1148

    2017

    Akarca D, Durnford AJ, Ewbank FG, Hempenstall J, Sadek AR, Gould AER, Bulters DO. (2017), “An Evaluation of Commonly Used External Ventricular Drain Securement Methods in a Porcine Model: Recommendations to Improve Practice.” World Neurosurg. 110:e197-e202