The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
My research has been mainly focused on improving the quality and robustness of proton radiation therapy by employing advanced imaging techniques such as dual-energy CT or advanced computational/optimization algorithms such as deep learning-based algorithms. One specific project is to develop/implement new material decomposition algorithms based on dual-energy CT to reduce the uncertainties in proton stopping-power-ratio estimation inside patients. Another on-going project is to develop new methods to objectively assess the robustness of proton treatment plans, which is important for fair comparison between proton and photon treatment plans and accurate correlation with treatment outcome. Other potential research projects include individualized treatment modality selection, robust treatment planning, outcome prediction, accurate dosimetry for proton FLASH radiation, etc.
Education & Training
PhD, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, 2011