Hongliang Ren received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (Specialized in Biomedical Engineering) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2008. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering (T-ASE), Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC) among the other 6 journals. He has navigated his academic journey through the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Children’s National Medical Center, United States, and the National University of Singapore. He is currently Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His areas of interest include biorobotics, intelligent control, medical mechatronics, soft continuum robots, soft sensors, and multisensory learning in medical robotics. He is the recipient of the NUS Young Investigator Award and Engineering Young Researcher Award, IAMBE Early Career Award 2018, Interstellar Early Career Investigator Award 2018, and ICBHI Young Investigator Award 2019.
He has won numerous international awards, including EMedic Global Gold Medal(2017) and Silver Medal(2021), Best Conference Paper Awards in IEEE ROBIO 2019, IEEE RCAR 2016, IEEE CCECE 2015, IEEE Cyber 2014, and IEEE ROBIO 2013 among 30+ others research awards. He delivered 70+ invited talks on intelligent surgical robotics/sensing at flagship conferences in medical robotics (10+ Plenary/keynotes), 40+ patents, and 3 books (Springer, Elsevier). The H-index (Google Scholar) of his publication profile is 50, with more than 9060+ citations as of July 2022.