Vasant Kearney, Ph.D.
Dr. Kearney specializes in computer vision algorithmic development and has extensive knowledge in deep learning, treatment plan optimization, full stack design, and medical physics computational engines. Dr. Kearney also focuses on clinical workflow automation and has productionized many software applications aimed at streamlining clinical tasks.
|2008||University of California, Santa Cruz||BS||Physics|
|2012||SDSU with Thesis at UCSD||MS||Medical Physics|
|2016||UT Southwestern and UT Arlington||PhD||Biomedical Engineering|
|2018||University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Radiation Oncology|
|2018-present||University of California, San Francisco||Assistant Professor||Department of Radiation Oncology|
Awards & Honors
|2012||Norm Baily Award, American Association of Physicist in Medicine, Southern California Chapter|
|2013||Kelcy L. Warren Award, Endowed engineering scholarship|
|2014||GAANN engineering fellowship, Faculty Nominated Biomedical Engineering Fellowship|
|2015||GAANN engineering fellowship, Faculty Nominated Biomedical Engineering Fellowship|
|2016||Dissertation Fellowship, Biomedical Engineering Department Nominated Fellowship|
|2017||Best Physics Talk Award, American Association of Physicist in Medicine, Northern California Chapter|
Vasant Kearney, Timmy Siauw. (2017) “Methods and Apparatus for Deep Learning-Based Automatic Segmentation on 3D Medical Images”, U.S. Patent Application No. 62574716
Vasant Kearney, John Dorsey, Aaron Schoenberger, (2017) “Deep Learning-Based Social Monitoring”, U.S. Patent Application No. 62579432
Vasant Kearney, Timmy Siauw. (2015) “Systems and Methods for Cloud-Based Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning”, Non-Provisional U.S. Non-Provisional Patent Application No. 15359415
Kearney, Vasant*, J. W. Chan*, Haaf S., Descovich M., Solberg, D. T. “DoseNet: A Volumetric Dose Prediction Algorithm Using Multi-Channel 3D Fully-Convolutional Neural Networks” Physics in Medicine and Biology (Under Review) *These Two Authors Contributed Equally
J. W. Chan*, Kearney, Vasant*, Haaf S., Wu, S. Bogdanov M., Dixit N., Sudhyadhom, A., Chen J., Yom S. S., Solberg, D. T. “A Convolutional Neural Network Algorithm for Automatic Segmentation of Head and Neck Organs-at-Risk using Deep Lifelong Learning” Medical Physics (Under Review) *These Two Authors Contributed Equally
Kearney, Vasant, Haaf, S., Sudhyadhom, A., Valdes, G., & Solberg, T. D. (2018). An unsupervised convolutional neural network-based algorithm for deformable image registration. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 63(18), 185017.
Morin, O., Vallières, M., Jochems, A., Woodruff, H. C., Valdes, G., Braunstein, S. E., Kearney, Vasant ... & Solberg, T. D. (2018). A Deep Look into the Future of Quantitative Imaging in Oncology: A Statement of Working Principles and Proposal for Change. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics
Kearney, Vasant, Descovich, M., Sudhyadhom, A., Cheung, J., McGuinness, C., Solberg, D. T. (2018). “A Continuous Arc Delivergy Optimization Algorithm for CyberKnife m6” Medical Physics.
Interian, Y*, Rideout, V*, Keanery, Vasant, Solberg, T., Valdes, G. (2018). “Deep Nets vs Expert-Designed Features in Medical Physics: An IMRT QA case study” Medical Physics. *These Two Authors Contributed Equally
Kearney, Vasant, Solberg T. D., Jensen S., Cheung J., Chuang C., Valdes G. (2018). Correcting TG 119 confidence limits. Medical physics, 45(3), 1001-1008.
Kearney, Vasant, Cheung, J. P., McGuinness, C., & Solberg, T. D. (2017). CyberArc: a non-coplanar-arc optimization algorithm for CyberKnife. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 62(14), 5777.
Kearney, Vasant, Huang, Y., Mao, W., Yuan, B., & Tang, L. (2017). Canny edge-based deformable image registration. Physics in medicine and biology, 62(3), 966.
Peng, Z., Zhou, J., Dacy, A., Zhao, D., Kearney, Vasant, Zhou, W., ... & Hu, W. (2017). Design of a portable imager for near-infrared visualization of cutaneous wounds. Journal of biomedical optics, 22(1), 016010-016010.
Huang, C. W., Kearney, Vasant, Moeendarbari, S., Jiang, R. Q., Christensen, P., Tekade, R., ... & Hao, Y. W. (2015). Hollow Gold Nanoparticals as Biocompatible Radiosensitizer: An In Vitro Proof of Concept Study. In Journal of Nano Research (Vol. 32, pp. 106-112).
Rozario, T., Bereg, S., Yan, Y., Chiu, T., Liu, H., Kearney, Vasant, Mao, W. (2015). An accurate algorithm to match imperfectly matched images for lung tumor detection without markers. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 16(3).
Kearney, Vasant, Chen, S., Gu, X., Chiu, T., Liu, H., Jiang, L., ... & Mao, W. (2015). Automated landmark-guided deformable image registration. Physics in medicine and biology, 60(1), 101.