Geoff Hugo, PhD
Geoff Hugo is the lab PI. He is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University, having previously been an Associate Professor and the Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He graduated from UCLA Biomedical Physics (PhD, MS) and Pennsylvania State University (BS, Physics).
Current Lab Members
Zhehao joined the lab in 2020 through the PhD program in Imaging Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his M.E. from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2019 and received his B.E. from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2016.
Xiyao joined the lab in 2018 through the Imaging Sciences Ph.D. program. He received his B.E. in biomedical engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2018.
Xiaoxiao joined the lab in 2019. She is currently a second-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science and Engineering department. She received her M.S. from University of Macau, and obtained her B.E. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Ahmed Badawi joined our lab in 2009 as a research fellow, working on statistical shape models to improve adaptive radiotherapy of lung cancer. Prior to joining us, Dr. Badawi was Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt. After completing his fellowship in 2012, Dr. Badawi returned to Cairo University as Chair of the Biomedical Engineering department.
Salim joined the lab in 2011 after graduating with a Ph.D. from Old Dominion University. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship, he took a position at Cleveland Clinic, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Shufei Chen received her PhD in 2016. Her thesis is entitled, “Markerless tracking of lung tumors in cone beam CT projections”. She is currently a staff physicist with Elekta, Inc. in Shanghai, China.
Christian Dial received his PhD in 2014. His thesis focused on, “Adaptive radiotherapy for lung cancer”. He completed a medical physics residency at University of Colorado in 2016 and currently works as a medical physicist in the UC health system.
Chris Guy joined the lab in 2012. Chris graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a B.S. in Physics with Honors and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. His thesis research involved deformable image registration of lung in the presence of atelectasis and other large geometric tissue changes. After completing his Ph.D., Chris joined VCU’s medical physics residency program.
Nicky Mahon joined the lab in 2015. Nicky graduated from the University of Virginia in December of 2009 with a BS in Physics and a minor in Theater Arts. She completed her MS in Medical Physics at VCU in 2013, and then started on her Ph.D. studies. Nicky used multi-modality image appearance for predicting response to therapy and to assist physicians with target definition as the focus of her Ph.D. thesis. She is now working with Elisabeth Weiss as a postdoctoral fellow. In her free time, Nicky enjoys fencing saber, embroidery, musical theater, tango, learning Chinese.
Matthew Riblett joined the lab in 2013. Matt graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. For his Ph.D. project, Matt worked on improving 4D imaging reconstruction using machine learning. After completing his Ph.D. in 2018, Matt joined VCU’s medical physics residency program. When not in a classroom or a lab, Matt enjoys volunteering for US FIRST, vegetarian cooking and baking, spending time with friends, and playing with his dogs.
Scott Robertson received his PhD in 2013. His thesis was on, “Automatic block-matching registration to improve lung tumor localization during image-guided radiotherapy”. He completed a post-doc at Johns Hopkins and currently works as a medical physicist in York, PA.