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Jonathan Baca Wins Fellowship

July 24, 2008

The CS Department's Jonathan Baca won the 2008 Fellowship for Minority Undergraduate Summer Research Experience in Medical Physics. The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) awarded the fellowship. Jonathan will conduct research with Prof. Shuang Luan on developing parallel simulated annealing solvers in the context of radiation therapy treatment planning. Simulated annealing optimization is crucial to modern radiation therapy—most commercial radiotherapy planning systems use it. The research will develop parallel simulated annealing solvers on the latest multi-core architecture to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current systems. Related links: Prof. Shuang LuanAAPM