Dr. Xun Jia earned his Master's degree in mathematics in 2007 and Ph.D. in physics in 2009, both from UCLA. 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, he moved to Dallas and is currently an assistant professor and medical physicist at the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also serves as the Director of medical physics track for the Biomedical Engineering graduate program.
Over the years, Dr. Jia has conducted productive research on developing numerical algorithms and implementations for low-dose cone beam CT reconstruction and Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation on the GPU platform. His researches have received several NIH and industrial funding supports, as well as supports from private funding institutions. Dr. Jia has published over 70 peer-reviewed research articles, including one review article on the use of GPU in radiotherapy. He currently serves as the associate editor of Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.