Since July 2016, he has been a tenure-tracking professor with the School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, China. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, Internet-of-Things, edge computing, transparent computing and big data, etc.
During the past 5 years, he has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals, including over 20 papers published on IEEE TIFS, TWC, TVT, TII, TETC and IEEE INFOCOM, etc. Dr. Ren currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, served as a leading guest editor for IEEE Network, and a Technical Program Committee member of many international conferences including IEEE INFOCOM’18, Globecom’17, WCNC’17, WCSP’16, etc. Dr. Ren also served as a track co-chair for IEEE VTC’17 Fall and IEEE I-SPAN 2018, a special session co-chair of IEEE VCIP’17, and an active reviewer for over 20 international journals. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.