Release Date: January 8, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo computer scientist Kui Ren has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ren, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was recognized for his “for contributions to security and privacy in cloud computing and wireless networks.”
Less than 0.1 percent of IEEE voting members are selected annually for the honor.
“At 37, Kui is perhaps one of the youngest IEEE Fellows in years. His early success can be attributed to his widely-cited, high-impact work,” said Chunming Qiao, professor and chair of computer science and engineering.
Ren is director of the Ubiquitous Security and Privacy Research Laboratory (UbiSeC Lab) at UB. He researches the broad areas of cloud and outsourcing security, wireless and wearable system security, and human centered computing. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Amazon Web Service and others.
Ren, who joined UB in 2012, was named Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE’s Vehicular Technology Society in 2014. He received UB school of engineering’s Senior Researcher of the Year Award in 2015, a Sigma Xi/IIT Research Excellence Award in 2012, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2011, and the prestigious IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols Best Paper Award in 2011.
He received a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to that, Ren attended Zhejiang University, where he received a master’s degree in materials science and engineering and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year.