2020: University of Michigan, Ph.D., Nuclear Science

Thesis: Super-MeV Compton Imaging and 3D Gamma-Ray Imaging Using Pixelated CdZnTe

Advisor: Dr. Zhong He

2019: University of Michigan, Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Science

2015: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Departmental Honors

Honors Thesis: Construction of a Xenon Purification and Liquefaction System for nEXO

Google Scholar Page.


Daniel Shy, Jeffrey Fessler, Jerimy Polf, and Zhong He. “Cramer-Rao Bound Evaluations of CdZnTe Detector Interplane Designs for Beam Range Verification in Proton Therapy via Compton Imaging," in IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, doi: 10.1109/TRPMS.2021.3116118.

Daniel Shy, Zhuo Chen, Matthew Petryk, Scott Thompson, and Zhong He. "Time Encoded Imaging of Extended Gamma-Ray Sources in 3D using the OrionUM Pixelated CdZnTe With Subpixel Estimation and Depth of Interaction Corrections," (Accepted in JINST)

Daniel Shy, Zhuo Chen, Jeffery Fessler, and Zhong He. "Filtered Backprojection in Compton Imaging using a Spherical Harmonic Wiener Filter with Pixelated CdZnTe," (Accepted in IEEE TNS), doi: 10.1109/TNS.2020.3045878

Daniel Shy, Jiawei Xia and Zhong He, "Artifacts in High-Energy Compton Imaging With 3-D Position-Sensitive CdZnTe," in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TNS.2020.3005834

Daniel Shy and Zhong He. "Gamma-Ray Tracking for High Energy Gamma-ray Imaging in Pixelated CdZnTe," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.10.121

M. S. Lee, D. Shy, W. R. Whittaker and N. Michael, "Active Range and Bearing-based Radiation Source Localization," 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, 2018, doi: 10.1109/IROS.2018.8593625.

Non-Peer Reviewed:

Daniel Shy, Zhou Chen, and Zhong He. "Point Spread Function Model of 3-InteractionEvents for Super-MeV Compton Imaging Using Pixelated CdZnTe and Filtered Backprojection," In 2020 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Nov. 2021

Daniel Shy and Zhong He, "3D Compton Imaging by Use of Stereophotogrammetry and Pixelated CdZnTe," 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Atlanta, GA, 2017, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2017.8532613.

Daniel Shy and Scott Thompson. 2014. "A parameter study to optimizing scintillator characteristics for increased sensitivity in nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security based applications." U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information.


Daniel Shy, Brenden Huhlein, Scott Thompson, and Zhong He. “3D Gamma-Ray Imaging Using Pixelated CdZnTe and a Personal Odometry Unit” (Submitted December 2019 to NIMA).

Presentations and Conferences:

2020 IEEE NSS-MIC Conference, Boston, United States: Poster

PhD Defense, University of Michigan, March 18, 2020: Oral

2019 IEEE NSS-MIC Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom: Oral, Poster

2018 IEEE NSS-MIC Conference, Sydney, Australia: Poster

2018 Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (2018 SORMA XVII): Poster

2017 IEEE NSS-MIC Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: Poster

The 20th and 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Amherst, MA, 2013, 2014