Xie George Xu

Xie George Xu
Name: Xie George Xu
Department Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
School Engineering
Center Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Center for Engineering-based Patient Modeling (CEPM) Center for Computational Innovations (CCI)

Dr. Xu currently Professor of Nuclear and Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer (Troy, New York). He is also the director for Center for Engineering-Based Patient Modeling (http://cepm.rpi.edu). In addition, he holds adjunct faculty appointments in Medical Physics at Albany Medical College (Albany, New York). He is also a visiting guest professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China).

Dr. Xu's research and teaching have centered on the understanding of scientific principles and development of biomedical applications related to delivery, measurement, and dosimetry of ionizing radiation. His most recent work involved one of the world's finest whole-body dosimetry models, VIP-Man, developed from the famous Visible Human Project and several most widely used Monte Carlo simulation codes. This model allowed radiation dose to human to be more accurately studied for the purposes of radiation protection and therapy.

Education Ph.D. Texas A&M University
Scholarly Works:
  • Ding A, Liu T, Liang C, Ji W, Shephard MS, Xu XG, FB Brown. Evaluation Of Speedup Of Monte Carlo Calculations Of Simple Reactor Physics Problems Coded For The GPU/CUDA Environment. Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2011), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, May 8-12, 2011.
  • Mille M, Su L, Yazici B, Xu XG. Opportunities and Challenges in Applying the Compressive Sensing Framework to Nuclear Science and Engineering. Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2011), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, May 8-12, 2011
  • Han B, Xu XG, Chen TYG. Proton radiography and fluoroscopy of lung tumors: A Monte Carlo study using patient-specific 4DCT phantoms. Medical Phys. 38:4 (1903-1911), 2011.
  • Xu XG. (Plenary Presentation) 3D/4D Human Modeling And Monte Carlo Dose Calculation For Radiation Protection, Imaging And Radiotherapy. Proceedings of The Joint International Conference of the 7th Supercomputing in Nuclear Application and the 3rd Monte Carlo (SNA + MC2010), Tokyo, Japan, Oct 17-20, 2010.
  • Ding A, Gu J, Xu XG, Trofimov AV. Monte Carlo calculation of imaging doses from diagnostic multi-detector CT and kilovoltage cone beam CT as part of prostate cancer treatment plans. Med Phys. 37(12): 6199-6204, 2010.
  • Han* B, Zhang* J, Na* YH, Caracappa PF, Xu GX. Modeling and Monte Carlo Organ Dose Calculations for Workers Walking on Ground Contaminated with Cs-137 and Co-60 Gamma Sources. Radiation Prot Dosi. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncq184. 2010.
  • Eom J, Shi C, Xu XG, De S. Predictive Modeling of Lung Motion over the Entire Respiratory Cycle Using Measured Pressure-Volume Data, 4DCT Images, and Finite Element Analysis. Med. Phys. 37, 4389-4401, 2010.
  • Na YH, Zhang* B, Zhang* J, Caracappa PF, Xu XG. Deformable Adult Human Phantoms for Radiation Protection Dosimetry: Anatomical Data for Covering 5th- 95th Percentiles of the Population and Software Algorithms. Phys. Med. Biol. 55: 3789-3811, 2010.
  • Xu XG, Paganetti H. Editorial: Better radiation weighting factors for neutrons generated from proton treatment are needed. Radiation Prot Dosi. 138: 291-294, 2010.
  • Mille M, Xu XG, Rivard M. Comparison of organ doses for patients undergoing balloon brachytherapy of the breast with HDR 192Ir or electronic sources using Monte Carlo simulations in a heterogeneous human phantom. Med Physics, 37(2):662-671, 2010.
  • Zhang J, Na YH, Caracappa PF, Xu XG. RPI-AM and RPI-AF, a pair of mesh-based, size-adjustable adult male and female computational phantoms using ICRP-89 parameters and their calculations for organ doses from monoenergetic photon beams. Phys. Med. Biol. 54:5885-5908. 2009.