Dr. Xun Jia earned his Master's degree in mathematics in 2007 and Ph.D. in physics in 2009, both from UC Los Angeles. He received his postdoctoral training in medical physics from the Department of Radiation Physics and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego, then became an assistant professor there. In 2013, Dr. Jia moved to Dallas and is currently an associate professor and ABR-certified medical physicist at the Department of Radiation Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also serves as the Director of the medical physics track for the Biomedical Engineering graduate program.
Over the years, Dr. Jia has conducted productive research on developing numerical algorithms and implementations to solve problems in medical imaging and radiotherapy, such as low-dose cone beam CT reconstruction, GPU-based Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation, and deep-learning based intelligent treatment planning. His researches have been supported by NIH, State of Texas, industrial and private funding agencies. Dr. Jia has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles. He currently serves as the associate editor of Medical Physics, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, and editorial board member of Physics in Medicine and Biology. Dr. Jia is the recipient of John Laughlin Award of Young Scientist Award of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in 2017.