Fellow:Ahmet Berk Tuzcu
Berk studied electrical and electronics engineering and physics (Double Major) at Koç University. He also has a minor in psychology. He is from Denizli (a town in Turkey in the Aegean Region), but he has been living in Istanbul for his studies since 2011. He is into psychology and neuroscience. He worked as a researcher at OML (Optical Microsystems Lab). He is amazed by the mechanisms of human vision and the anatomy of the eye and the subjects of his current projects include neuro-ophthalmology, deep learning, and bioelectronics. He was one of the presidents of KU-SIGN (Koç University Student Interest Group in Neurology) in 2021.
He is planning to continue his studies and obtain a Ph.D. degree. He wants to find novel solutions to diseases (prediction, prevention, and cure) and develop non-invasive predictive technologies combing signal processing and machine learning with medicine (especially neurology).
He believes in the power of wanting, and he approaches the world from a holistic perspective. He likes traveling, writing, doing yoga, playing the piano, and meditation. He considers himself as an amateur modern-day polymath. He likes being mindful and spontaneous although he dreams big. He wants to help people realize reality and find happiness in every situation. He knows English, and he has taken Spanish (Intermediate), German (beginner), and Russian (beginner).
For him art is a lifestyle, it is the one place where he finds himself and expresses his feelings freely. He is a national dancer in ballroom dancing although his training was interrupted due to the Covid-19 crisis. He has been doing musicals for 8 years and he was the head of the musical club at Koç University in 2020. He did ballet, Argentinian tango, salsa, and modern at an amateur level. As an amateur artist, he does sculpting and painting. He studied at Pera School of Performing Arts, program in guitar as a second high school. He has the degree of "Distinction" from the London College Guitar exam 8.
Social media profiles
Instagram: personal: @berk_tuzcu artworks: @icarusartwork photography: @dark_photos1
Linked-in: @Berk Tuzcu