Jun Deng, PhD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Deng Lab | Radiological Physics

Faculty Research

Yale Cancer Center: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Jun Deng is a Professor at the Department of Therapeutic Radiology of Yale University School of Medicine and an ABR board certified medical physicist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Deng obtained his Ph.D. from University of Virginia in 1998 and finished his postdoctoral fellowship at Department of Radiation Oncology of Stanford University in 2001. Dr. Deng has been serving on the Editorial Board of numerous peer-reviewed journals, on the study section of NIH, DOD, ASTRO and RSNA since 2005, and as scientific reviewer for European Science Foundation and Dutch Cancer Society since 2015. Dr. Deng has received numerous honors and awards such as Fellow of Institute of Physics in 2004, AAPM Medical Physics Travel Grant in 2008, ASTRO IGRT Symposium Travel Grant in 2009, AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel Grant in 2011, and Fellow of AAPM in 2013. At Yale, Dr. Deng’s research has been focused on big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and medical imaging for early cancer risk prediction, detection and prevention.

Education & Training

PhD University of Virginia (1998)
BS Sichuan University (1991)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Stanford University

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2013)

  • Adjunct professorshipDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, School of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronics Engineering of Tianjin University, Tianjin, China (2012)

  • Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center (2011)

  • AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel GrantAAPM (2011)

  • IGRT Symposium Travel GrantASTRO (2009)

  • Medical Physics Travel GrantAAPM (2008)

  • FellowInstitute of Physics (2004)

  • Basic Science Travel AwardASTRO (2000)

  • Graduate Student Travel AwardGordon Research Conference (1998)

  • Postdoctoral FellowshipStanford University (1998)

  • Outstanding Graduate AwardSichuan University, China (1991)

  • GuangHua ScholarshipSichuan University, China (1990)

Professional Service

  • NIH (2017) NIH/NCI Study Section

  • NEMA (2016) DICOM Committee, Working Group-07 (Radiotherapy)

  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG) (2016) COG Radiation Oncology, Pediatric IGRT Working Group

  • Dutch Cancer Society (2016) KWF Kankerbestrijding, Netherlands

  • ASTRO (2015) Annual Meeting Education Committee

  • RSNA (2014) Scientific Program Committee

  • RSNA (2014) Oncologic Imaging and Therapies Task Force

  • European Science Foundation (2014) Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

  • American Journal of Cancer Therapy and Pharmacology (2013 - 2018) Advisory Editorial Board Member

  • International Journal of Medical Physics (2013 - 2015) Editorial Board Member

  • Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics (2012 - 2013) Editorial Board Member

  • ASTRO (2012 - 2015) Research Evaluation Committee

  • ASTRO (2012) Annual Meeting Scientific Committee

  • IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems (2012 - 2012) Session Co-Chair

  • World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (2012 - 2012) Theme Co-Chair

  • RSNA (2012) Research & Education Foundation Study Section

  • ASTRO (2012) Research Grants Evaluation Study Section

  • Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society (CAMPS), AAPM (2012) President-Elect

  • AAPM (2011) Task Group No. 180 Modeling and Accounting for the Imaging Guidance Radiation Doses to Radiotherapy Patients in Treatment Planning

  • World Cancer Congress (2010 - 2010) Session Co-Chair

  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2010) Member

  • Yale Cancer Center (2009) Member

  • AAPM (2008 - 2010) Asian Oceanic Affairs Subcommittee

  • AAPM (2008 - 2010) Medical Physics Residency Training and Promotion Subcommittee

  • AAPM (2007 - 2013) Joint Working Group for Research Seed Funding Initiative

  • AAPM (2007 - 2014) Imaging Physics Curricula Subcommittee

  • AAPM (2007) Task Group No. 157 Commissioning of beam models in Monte Carlo-based clinical treatment planning

  • AAPM (2006 - 2010) Task Group 131 Medical Physics Training in Developing Countries in the region

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2006) Member

  • CDMRP/DOD (2005 - 2011) Prostate Cancer Research Program Study Section

  • Physics in Medicine and Biology (2003) International Advisory Board Member

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2002) Member

  • Medical Physics (2002) Guest Associate Editor


  • Supervision of visiting scholar Chengdu, China (2013 - 2015)

    Supervise a PhD medical physicist from West China Cancer Center of Sichuan University in a research collaboration on imaging doses and patterns in IGRT

  • Joint Supervision of PhD Students in Medical Physics Tianjin, China (2012 - 2014)

  • Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Five Medical Institutions in UK United Kingdom (2012 - 2012)

  • Joint Supervision of PhD Student in Medical Physics Beijing, China (2010 - 2011)

  • Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Six Medical Institutions in China China (2009 - 2009)

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Contact Info

Jun Deng, PhD
Office Location
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste LL 508

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208040
New Haven, CT 06520-8040

Jun Deng Team

Machine Learning with Radiation Oncology Big data

A Research Topic dedicated to machine learning algorithms for big data in radiation oncology hosted in Frontiers in Oncology. http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/6126/machine-learning-with-radiation-oncology-big-data