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Jun Deng

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Director of Physics Research, Therapeutic Radiology; Associate Director of Medical Physics Residency Program, Therapeutic Radiology



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 PhD from University of Virginia in 1998 and finished his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in 2001. Currently with funding from NIBIB, NSF, NCI, DOE and YCC, Dr. Deng’s research has been focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and medical imaging for early cancer detection, real-time clinical decision support, digital twins of cancer patients, as well as AI-empowered mobile health and smart medicine. Dr. Deng has been serving on the Editorial Board of numerous peer-reviewed journals, on the study sections of NIH, NSF, DOD, ACS, RSNA and ASTRO since 2005, and as scientific reviewer for various science foundations and institutions since 2015. Dr. Deng is an elected fellow of Institute of Physics, AAPM, and ASTRO.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Stanford University (2001)
  • PhD
    University of Virginia (1998)
  • BS
    Sichuan University (1991)


  • Conscientious Medical Imaging: To Image or Not To Image
    Beijing, Beijing, China 2015
    Lecture at Yale Center Beijing
  • KV Cone Beam CT Imaging Doses and Associated Cancer Risks
    Cottingham, England, United Kingdom; Wirswall, England, United Kingdom; Leeds, England, United Kingdom; Sutton, England, United Kingdom; Oxford, England, United Kingdom 2012
    Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Five Medical Institutions in UK
  • IGRT: Technical Advances and Clinical Considerations
    Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Chengdu, Sichuan, China; Beijing, Beijing, China 2009
    Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Six Medical Institutions in China

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Visiting ProfessorshipUT Southwestern Medical Center2024
Selected ExpertNIH AIM-AHEAD PAIR Program2024
Visiting ProfessorshipFox Chase Cancer Center2023
Site Visit Team MemberNSF2023
Key Thought LeaderNCI2023
Research GrantAmazon2022
FellowAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)2021
Keynote SpeakerIEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA 2021)2021
Research GrantDOE2021
Pilot GrantYale Cancer Center2021
Research GrantNCI2020
Research GrantNSF2019
Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Washington University in St Louis2019
M.A. HonoraryYale University2017
R01 Research GrantNIH2016
Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic2014
FellowAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)2013
Visiting ProfessorshipDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center2011
AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel GrantAAPM2011
IGRT Symposium Travel GrantASTRO2009
Medical Physics Travel GrantAAPM2008
FellowInstitute of Physics2004
Basic Science Travel AwardASTRO2000
Graduate Student Travel AwardGordon Research Conference1998
Outstanding Graduate AwardSichuan University, China1991
GuangHua ScholarshipSichuan University, China1990

Professional Service

Swiss National Science FoundationReviewer2024 - Present
Hong Kong Innovation and Technology CommissionReviewer2024 - Present
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)Reviewer2024 - Present
Department of Health Cancer Research Program, New Jersey, USAReviewer2024 - Present
Yale University Term Appointments and Promotions (TAP) CommitteeCommittee Member2024 - Present
Scientific ReportsEditorial Board Member2023 - Present
European Science Foundation (ESF), FranceReviewer2023 - Present
International Workshop on Digital Twins for Smart Health, The 2023 ACM Web ConferenceCo-Chair2023
Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI)Reviewer2023 - Present
Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI)Member2023 - Present
Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityExternal Examiner of PhD Thesis2023 - Present
National Science Centre, PolandReviewer2022 - Present
Research Funding Development Subcommittee, ASTROCommittee Member2022 - Present
Innovation and Technology Fund, Hong KongReviewer2022 - Present
Digital Twins for Health ConsortiumFounding Member2022 - Present
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)Reviewer2022 - Present
Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)Reviewer2021 - Present
American Institute of Biological SciencesReviewer2021 - Present
Community Research Fellowship Program, Yale Cancer CenterMentor2021 - Present
CT Cancer Survivorship WorkgroupMember2021 - Present
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)Member2021 - Present
NSFReviewer2020 - Present
Cancer Research UKReviewer2020 - Present
UK Medical Research Council (MRC)Reviewer2020 - Present
CT Lung Cancer WorkgroupMember2020 - Present
Frontiers in Artificial IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine Research Topic2020 - Present
American Cancer Society (ACS) - IRGReviewer2019 - Present
Science Education and Program Development Subcommittee, ASTROCommittee Member2019 - Present
Netherlands Organization for Scientific ResearchReviewer2019 - Present
Frontiers in Artificial IntelligenceBig Data Analytics for Precision Health and Prevention Special Research Topic2019
Digital Health Innovation and Informatics Track ChairASTRO annual meeting education committee2018 - 2021
Frontiers in Big DataAssociate Editor2018 - Present
Frontiers in Artificial IntelligenceAssociate Editor2018 - Present
UK Breast Cancer NowReviewer2018 - Present
American College of Radiology (ACR)Member2018 - Present
Frontiers in OncologyMachine Learning with Radiation Oncology Big Data Special Research Topic2017 - 2018
Frontiers in OncologyAssociate Editor2017 - Present
NIH Study Sections (26 times)Reviewer2017 - Present
KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society)Reviewer2016 - Present
NEMADICOM Committee, Working Group-07 (Radiotherapy)2016 - Present
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)COG Radiation Oncology, Pediatric IGRT Working Group2016 - Present
Dutch Cancer SocietyReviewer2016 - Present
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)Member2016 - Present
ASTROAnnual Meeting Education Committee2015 - Present
RSNAScientific Program Committee2014 - Present
European Science FoundationReviewer2014 - Present
ASTROAnnual Meeting Scientific Committee2012 - Present
RSNA Research & Education Foundation Study SectionMember2012 - Present
Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society (CAMPS), AAPMPresident2012 - Present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)Member2010 - Present
Yale Cancer CenterMember2009 - Present
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Member2006 - Present
CDMRP/DOD Study Sections (25 times)Reviewer2005 - Present
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)Member2002 - Present

Departments & Organizations