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B. Erdeniz

Burak has returned to his native Turkey to pursue his research. Below is his profile from when he was in the Neuromotor Behavior Laboratory

Burak Erdeniz received his Bachelor of Science degree from Çankaya University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 2004 with a graduation project titled “Solving a Single Machine Schedule Problem using Genetic Algorithms, Ant Colonies and Tabu Search.”

After his graduation, Burak continued his research interests in artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology by pursuing a masters degree in the Department of Cognitive Science, Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University. Under the supervision of Prof. Didem Gokcay, he collaborated with Prof. Hakan Gürvit and spent the majority of his time in the Motor Disorders Unit of the Neurology Department at Istanbul University School of Medicine. 

In 2006, Burak received his Masters in Cognitive Science with a thesis titled “Probability Learning in Normal Healthy and Parkinson Subjects: The Effect of Reward, Context and Uncertainty.” He continued his Phd for another two years in the same department, but after working on various research projects on game theory and internet security Burak realized that he wants to have his academic career in Cognitive Neuroscience. 

In 2008, he moved to England to University of Hertfordshire to pursue his Phd on cognitive neuroscience of reinforcement learning and decision making. Burak completed a joint Phd degree from the School of Psychology and School of Computer Science of University of Hertfordshire in 2012, with a thesis titled “Computational Model-Based Functional Imaging of Reinforcement Learning in Humans.” After his doctorate he moved to United States and joined to Dr. Seidler’s Neuromotor and Behavior Laboratory as a post-doctoral research fellow to work on the NASA funded project titled “Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases.”  Burak Erdeniz is a member of British Neuroscience Association and the Society of Neuroscience. 

Burak Erdeniz, Ph.D