Hao Peng, Ph.D., Professor, joined UTSW from the Department of Medical Physics at Wuhan University in China, where he served as the Director of the Medical Physics Program. Dr. Peng earned both his B.S. and M.S. at Wuhan University, followed by his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). He did his postdoc training in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. Before joining UTSW, he held several visiting professorships including Stanford, McMaster University (Canada), and Hokkaido University (Japan).

Research Interest

  • Adaptive proton therapy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • PET imaging


An AI-based approach for modeling the synergy between radiotherapy and immunotherapy
Peng H, Moore C, Zhang Y, Saha D, Jiang S, Timmerman R Scientific reports 2024 Apr 14 8250
Rethinking the potential role of dose painting in personalized ultra-fractionated stereotactic adaptive radiotherapy
Peng H, Deng J, Jiang S, Timmerman R Frontiers in Oncology 2024 14
Recent Advancements of Artificial Intelligence in Particle Therapy
Peng H, Wu C, Nguyen D, Schuemann J, Mairani A, Pu Y, Jiang S IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences 2023 Mar 7 213-224
SWFT-Net: a deep learning framework for efficient fine-tuning spot weights towards adaptive proton therapy
Zhang G, Zhou L, Han Z, Zhao W, Peng H Physics in medicine and biology 2022 Dec 67
Requirements of Scintillation Crystals with the Development of PET Scanners
Yu X, Zhang X, Zhang H, Peng H, Ren Q, Xu J, Peng Q, Xie S Crystals 2022 Sep 12
Design of static and dynamic ridge filters for FLASH–IMPT: A simulation study
Zhang G, Gao W, Peng H Medical physics 2022 Aug 49 5387-5399
Machine learning based oxygen and carbon concentration derivation using dual-energy CT for PET-based dose verification in proton therapy
Liu Y, Zhou L, Peng H Medical physics 2022 May 49 3347-3360
Further investigation of 3D dose verification in proton therapy utilizing acoustic signal, wavelet decomposition and machine learning
Yao S, Hu Z, Xie Q, Yang Y, Peng H Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express 2022 Jan 8
Feasibility study of 3D time-reversal reconstruction of proton-induced acoustic signals for dose verification in the head and the liver: A simulation study
Yu Y, Qi P, Peng H Medical physics 2021 Aug 48 4485-4497
Dose calculation in proton therapy using a discovery cross-domain generative adversarial network (DiscoGAN)
Zhang X, Hu Z, Zhang G, Zhuang Y, Wang Y, Peng H Medical physics 2021 May 48 2646-2660