Chenyang Shen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, earned his bachelor’s degree from Yangzhou University and both his master’s and Ph.D. at Hong Kong Baptist University. After completing his medical physics residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern, he stayed on as faculty in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering.

Dr. Shen's clinical focus is on RefleXion and EROC TPOD; his research interests include machine learning and deep learning for medical applications, medical imaging and image processing, intelligent automatic treatment planning for radiotherapy, and optimization techniques and algorithms.

Dr. Shen is the recipient of several awards including ASTRO’s Basic/Translational Science Award for Junior Investigator (physics category) and AAPM’s Best in Physics (Therapy).

Research Interest

  • Intelligent automatic treatment planning for radiotherapy
  • Machine learning and deep learning for medical applications
  • Medical imaging and image processing
  • Optimization techniques and algorithms


Soft independence guided filter pruning
Yang L, Gu S, Shen C, Zhao X, Hu Q Pattern Recognition 2024 Sep 153
Skeleton Neural Networks via Low-Rank Guided Filter Pruning
Yang L, Gu S, Shen C, Zhao X, Hu Q IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 2023 Dec 33 7197-7211
Bony structure enhanced synthetic CT generation using Dixon sequences for pelvis MR-only radiotherapy
Liang X, Yen A, Bai T, Godley A, Shen C, Wu J, Meng B, Lin MH, Medin P, Yan Y, Owrangi A, Desai N, Hannan R, Garant A, Jiang S, Deng J Medical physics 2023 Dec 50 7368-7382
Early Experience of Online Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Definitive Radiation of Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
Avkshtol V, Meng B, Shen C, Choi BS, Okoroafor C, Moon D, Sher D, Lin MH Advances in Radiation Oncology 2023 Sep 8
Reinforcement learning for radiation therapy planning and image processing
Nguyen D, Shen C, Jia X, Jiang S 2023 Aug 87-97
Implementation and evaluation of an intelligent automatic treatment planning robot for prostate cancer stereotactic body radiation therapy
Gao Y, Shen C, Jia X, Kyun Park Y Radiotherapy and Oncology 2023 Jul 184
Clinical experience on patient-specific quality assurance for CBCT-based online adaptive treatment plan
Shen C, Chen L, Zhong X, Gonzalez Y, Visak J, Meng B, Inam E, Parsons D, Godley A, Jiang S, Cai B, Lin MH Journal of applied clinical medical physics 2023 Apr 24
Dual- and multi-energy CT for particle stopping-power estimation: current state, challenges and potential
Yang M, Wohlfahrt P, Shen C, Bouchard H Physics in medicine and biology 2023 Feb 68
The New Kid on the Block: Online Adaptive Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers
Yen A, Shen C, Albuquerque K Current Oncology 2023 Jan 30 865-874
MR image reconstruction from undersampled data for image-guided radiation therapy using a patient-specific deep manifold image prior
Grandinetti J, Gao Y, Gonzalez Y, Deng J, Shen C, Jia X Frontiers in Oncology 2022 Nov 12

Honors & Awards

  • AAPM Best in Physics Paper (Therapy)
  • ASTRO Basic/Translational Science Award for Junior Investigator
    Physics Category (2019)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2016)
  • American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2017)
  • Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2012)