Weiguang Yao, PhD
Weiguang Yao, PhD

Weiguang Yao, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Education

PhD – University of Western Ontario, Canada
MEng – China Institute of Atomic Energy
BSc – Hangzhou Normal University

Research Interests

  • Proton radiography
  • Proton dose calculation
  • Proton therapy treatment planning
  • CT/CBCT reconstruction
  • Scatter correction
  • Medical imaging and processing 

Selected Publications

Li J, Yao W, Xiao Y, Yu Y. Feasibility of improving cone-beam CT number consistency using scatter correction. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 14:167-176, 2013.

Yao W. A two-point scheme for optimal breast IMRT treatment planning. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 14:307-321, 2013.

Levy LR, Yao W, Neufeld RWJ, et al. Nonlinear Bifurcations of Psychological Stress Negotiation: New Properties of a Formal Dynamical Model. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences 16:429-456, 2012.

Yao W, Leszczynski K. An analytical approach to estimating the first order x-ray scatter in heterogeneous medium. Medical Physics 36:3145-3156, 2009. *This paper was selected by Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 17(12), 2009.

Yao W, Leszczynski K. An analytical approach to estimating the first order scatter in heterogeneous medium II: A practical application. Medical Physics 36:3157-3167, 2009.

Yao W, Leszczynski K. Analytically derived exact weighting factors for transmission tomography cone beam projections. Physics in Medicine and Biology 54:513-533, 2009.

Yao W, Leszczynski K. Depth distribution of multiple order X-ray scatter. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 77:381-390, 2008.

Yao W, Abolmaesumi P, Greenspan M, Ellis RE. An estimation/correction algorithm for detecting bone edges in CT images. IEEE Trans on Medical Image 24:997-1010, 2005.

Yao W, Ellis RE. A Piecewise-linear map for finding edges in images. Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems Series B 10(suppl), 117-120, 2003.

Yao W, Yu P, Essex C. Delayed stochastic differential model for quiet standing. Physical Review E 63:021902, 2001. *This work was interviewed by New Scientist.

Wu J, Yao W, Zhu H. Immune system memory realization in a population model. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B 8:241-259, 2007.

Yu P, Yao W,Chen G. Analysis on topological properties of the Lorenz and the Chen attractors using GCM. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 17:2791-2796, 2007.

Yao W, Hertel L, Wahl LM. Dynamics of recurrent viral infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273:2193-2199, 2006.

Yao W, Yu P, Essex C, Davison M. Competitive modes and their application. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 16:497-522, 2006.

Akl SG, Yao W. A Parallel Approach Eliminates Measurement Perturbations in RLC Circuits. Journal of Supercomputing 35:155-164, 2006.

Akl SG, Cordy B, Yao W. An analysis of the effect of parallelism in the control of dynamical systems. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems 20:147-168, 2005.

Akl SG, Yao W. Parallel computation and measurement uncertainty in nonlinear dynamical systems. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, Special Issue on Parallel and Scientific Computations with Applications 4:5-15, 2005.

Yao W, Essex C, Yu P, Davison M. Measure of predictability. Physical Review E 69:066121, 2004.

Yao W, Essex C, Yu P, Davison M. Forecast entropy. Kybernetes 33:1009-1015, 2004.

Yao W, Yu P, Essex C. Communication between synchronized random number generators. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 14:3995-4008, 2004.

Yao W, Essex C, Yu P. A new chaotic system for better secure communication. Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems Series B 10:221-234, 2003.

Yao W, Yu P, Essex C. Estimating chaotic parameter regimes by generalized competition modes approach. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 7:197-205, 2002.

Fang J, Yao W. Chaotic dynamics and chaos control in nonlinear laser systems. High Power Laser and Particle Beams 13:156-163, 2001.

Yao W. Controlling chaos by ‘standard signals’. Physics Letter A 207:349-354, 1995.

Fang J, Yao W. Inverse operator method for solutions of nonlinear dynamics equations and some typical applications. Acta Physica Sinica 42:1376-1380, 1993.

Fang J, Yao W. Inverse operator method for solutions of nonlinear dynamics systems and the application to the Lorenz equations. Chinese Journal of Nuclear Physics 15:256-259, 1993.

Last update: December 2013