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Timothy Dunn


Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Harvard University , 2015

Research Interests

Machine learning, computer vision, neurobiology, animal behavior, computational neuroscience, prognostic modeling, traumatic brain injury

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award. McKnight Foundation. 2021
  • Peer Recognition Honor. Duke, Pratt School of Engineering. 2020
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. Harvard University . 2017
  • Certificate of Excellence in Teaching. Harvard University. 2017
  • AI Watson XPrize Finalist (with team DataKind). IBM. 2017
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. Harvard University . 2013
  • Graduate Research Fellowship. National Science Foundation . 2010
  • I.L. Chaikoff Award for Undergraduate Research. UC Berkeley . 2008
  • MCB Department Citation (Best in Class). UC Berkeley. 2008

Courses Taught

  • AIPI 591: Special Readings in AI for Product Innovation
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 792: Continuation of Graduate Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Adil, SM; Charalambous, LT; Rajkumar, S; Seas, A; Warman, PI; Murphy, KR; Rahimpour, S; Parente, B; Dharmapurikar, R; Dunn, TW; Lad, SP, Machine Learning to Predict Successful Opioid Dose Reduction or Stabilization After Spinal Cord Stimulation., Neurosurgery, vol 91 no. 2 (2022), pp. 272-279 [10.1227/neu.0000000000001969] [abs].
  • Adil, SM; Elahi, C; Patel, DN; Seas, A; Warman, PI; Fuller, AT; Haglund, MM; Dunn, TW, Deep Learning to Predict Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes in the Low-Resource Setting., World Neurosurg, vol 164 (2022), pp. e8-e16 [10.1016/j.wneu.2022.02.097] [abs].
  • Kirsch, EP; Suarez, A; McDaniel, KE; Dharmapurikar, R; Dunn, T; Lad, SP; Haglund, MM, Construct validity of the Surgical Autonomy Program for the training of neurosurgical residents., Neurosurgical Focus, vol 53 no. 2 (2022) [10.3171/2022.5.FOCUS22166] [abs].
  • Satyadev, N; Warman, PI; Seas, A; Kolls, BJ; Haglund, MM; Fuller, AT; Dunn, TW, Machine Learning for Predicting Discharge Disposition After Traumatic Brain Injury., Neurosurgery, vol 90 no. 6 (2022), pp. 768-774 [10.1227/neu.0000000000001911] [abs].
  • Warman, PI; Seas, A; Satyadev, N; Adil, SM; Kolls, BJ; Haglund, MM; Dunn, TW; Fuller, AT, Machine Learning for Predicting In-Hospital Mortality After Traumatic Brain Injury in Both High-Income and Low- and Middle-Income Countries., Neurosurgery, vol 90 no. 5 (2022), pp. 605-612 [10.1227/neu.0000000000001898] [abs].