NCI-DOE Collaboration Radiation Oncology Workshops (Agenda)


Jan 29 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm ET

Join our live kickoff event to learn about the opportunity from global experts in ArtificiaI Intelligence, Computing & Radiation.

Kickoff Agenda

1:30pm Opening Remarks from National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy
1:35pm Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, MS, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
From the Farmer’s Almanac to the Numerical Prediction of Thunderstorms: How Computing Transformed Meteorology

Caroline Chung, MD, MSc., FRCPC, CIP, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Transdisciplinary Collaboration for the Future of Radiation Oncology: From Atomic to Systems Level Thinking

Karen E. Willcox, PhD, MNZM, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Big Data, Big Models and Digital Twins: Computational Perspectives from Aerospace Engineering.

2:40pm Panel on Four Topic Areas for the Micro Labs
3:05pm Breakout Groups Activity: What are the basic biological, technological, and methodological barriers we need to overcome in order to predict how an individual's cancer will change over time in the presence or absence of a specific radiation treatment?
3:25pm Closing Remarks and Upcoming Workshop Details


  • Jeff Buchsbaum, MD, PhD, AM, Medical Officer and Program Director, Radiation Research Program, National Cancer Institute 
  • David Jaffray, PhD, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center