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Fengbo Ren

Director, Parallel System and Computing Laboratory (PSCLab)
Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Graduate Faculty, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Honor Faculty, Barrett, The Honors College
Work: 480-727-5793
Office: CenterPoint 203-19

Biography

Fengbo Ren received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2008, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

He joined the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor in January 2015. He is directing the Parallel Systems and Computing Laboratory (PSCLab), and he is affiliated with the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Embedded Systems. His current research interests are focused on algorithm, hardware, and system innovations for data analytics and information processing, with emphasis on bringing energy efficiency and data intelligence into a broad spectrum of today’s computing infrastructures, from data center server systems to wearable and Internet-of-things devices. He is a member of the Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee and VLSI Systems & Applications Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

Ren received the Broadcom Fellowship in 2012, the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2017, the Google Faculty Research Award in 2018. He also received the Top 5 percent Best Teacher Awards from the Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

Conference Proceedings

K. Xu, Qin, M. , Sun, F. , Wang, Y. , Chen, Y. - K. , and Ren, F. , Learning in the Frequency Domain, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Seattle, WA, pp. 1740-1749, 2020. (4.98 MB) Conference Proceedings
X. Zhou, Peng, Y. , Long, C. , Ren, F. , and Shi, C. , MoNet3D: Towards Accurate Monocular 3D Object Localization in Real Time, The Thirty-seventh International Conference on Machine Learning. Virtual Event, 2020. (9.74 MB) Conference Proceedings
Y. I. Li and Ren, F. , BNN Pruning: Pruning Binary Neural Network Guided by Weight Flipping Frequency, International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED). Santa Clara, CA, 2020. (186.31 KB) Conference Proceedings
Z. Zhang, Xu, K. , and Ren, F. , CRA: A Generic Compression Ratio Adaptor for End-to-end Data-driven Image Compressive Sensing Reconstruction Frameworks, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1740-1749, 2020. (328.74 KB) Conference Proceedings
Y. I. Li, Dua, A. , and Ren, F. , Light-Weight RetinaNet for Object Detection on Edge Devices, The 2020 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT'20). New Orleans, Louisiana, 2020. (2.43 MB) Conference Proceedings
Z. Liu, Li, Y. I. , Ren, F. , Yu, H. , and Goh, W. , SqueezedText: A Real-time Scene Text Recognition by Binary Convolutional Encoder-decoder Network, The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). New Orleans, Louisana, pp. 7194-7201, 2018. (1.49 MB) Conference Proceedings
K. Xu, Zhang, Z. , and Ren, F. , LAPRAN: A Scalable Laplacian Pyramid Reconstructive Adversarial Network for Flexible Compressive Sensing Reconstruction, The 15th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV'18). Munich, Germany, pp. 491-507, 2018. (1.41 MB) Conference Proceedings
K. Xu and Ren, F. , CSVideoNet: A Real-time End-to-end Learning Framework for High-frame-rate Video Compressive Sensing, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 2018. (821.05 KB) Conference Proceedings
S. Biookaghazadeh, Zhao, M. , and Ren, F. , Are FPGAs Suitable for Edge Computing?, The USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge '18). BOSTON, MA, 2018. (363.22 KB) Conference Proceedings
W. Li, Zhou, B. , Hsu, C. - Y. , Li, Y. I. , and Ren, F. , Recognizing terrain features on terrestrial surface using a deep learning model - An example with crater detection, 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Articial Intelligence and Deep Learning for Geographic Knowledge Discovery. ACM, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 33-36, 2017. (4.93 MB) Conference Proceedings
K. Xu, Li, Y. , and Ren, F. , A Data-Driven Compressive Sensing Framework Tailored For Energy-Efficient Wearable Sensing, The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). New Orleans, LA, pp. 861-865, 2017. (837.1 KB) Conference Proceedings
H. Huang, Yu, H. , Zhuo, C. , and Ren, F. , A Compressive-sensing based Testing Vehicle for 3D TSV Pre-bond and Post-bond Testing Data, International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD). pp. 19-25, 2016. (1.21 MB) Conference Proceedings
Z. Liu, Li, Y. , Ren, F. , and Yu, H. , A Binary Convolutional Encoder-decoder Network for Real-time Natural Scene Text Processing, The 1st International Workshop on Efficient Methods for Deep Neural Networks - Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). 2016. (773.3 KB) Conference Proceedings
K. Xu, Li, Y. I. , and Ren, F. , An Energy-Efficient Compressive Sensing Framework Incorporating Online Dictionary Learning for Long-Term Wireless Health Monitoring, Proceedings of the 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). IEEE, Shanghai, China, pp. 804 - 808, 2016. (794.86 KB) Conference Proceedings
F. Ren and Marković, D. , A Configurable 12-to-237KS/s 12.8 mW Sparse-approximation Engine for Mobile ExG Data Aggregation, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). IEEE, pp. 68-78, 2015. (6.94 MB) Conference Proceedings
R. Dorrance, Ren, F. , and Marković, D. , A Scalable Sparse Matrix-vector Multiplication Kernel for Energy-efficient Sparse-BLAS on FPGAs, Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). ACM, pp. 161-170, 2014. (558.35 KB) Conference Proceedings
F. Ren, Dorrace, R. , Xu, W. , and Marković, D. , A Single-precision Compressive Sensing Signal Reconstruction Engine on FPGAs, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL). IEEE, pp. 1-4, 2013. (358.12 KB) Conference Proceedings
X. Zhang, Xu, W. , Huang, M. - C. , Amini, N. , and Ren, F. , See UV on Your Skin: An Ultraviolet Sensing and Visualization System, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets). ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering), pp. 22-28, 2013. (1.82 MB) Conference Proceedings
X. Zhang, Huang, M. - C. , Ren, F. , Xu, W. , Guan, N. , and Yi, W. , Proper Running Posture Guide: A Wearable Biomechanics Capture System, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets). ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering), 2013. (1.54 MB) Conference Proceedings
W. Xu, Huang, M. - C. , Liu, J. J. , Ren, F. , Shen, X. , Liu, X. , and Sarrafzadeh, M. , mCOPD: Mobile Phone Based Lung Function Diagnosis and Exercise System for COPD, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA). ACM, 2013. (646.4 KB) Conference Proceedings
F. Ren, Park, H. , Dorrance, R. , Toriyama, Y. , Yang, C. - K. K. , and Marković, D. , A Body-voltage-sensing-based Short Pulse Reading Circuit for Spin-torque Transfer RAMs (STT-RAMs), Proceedings of the 2012 13th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED). IEEE, pp. 275-282, 2012. (559.47 KB) Conference Proceedings
H. Park, Dorrance, R. , Amin, A. , Ren, F. , Marković, D. , and Yang, C. K. Ken, Analysis of STT-RAM Cell Design With Multiple MTJs Per Access, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). IEEE Computer Society, pp. 53-58, 2011. (320.88 KB) Conference Proceedings
R. Dorrance, Ren, F. , Toriyama, Y. , Amin, A. , Yang, C. - K. K. , and Marković, D. , Scalability And Design-space Analysis of A 1T-1MTJ Memory Cell, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). IEEE, pp. 32-36, 2011. (1.1 MB) Conference Proceedings

Journal Article

Y. Wei, Zhou, J. , Wang, Y. , Liu, Y. , Liu, Q. , Luo, J. , Wang, C. , Ren, F. , and Huang, L. , A Review of Algorithm & Hardware Design for AI-Based Biomedical Applications, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems , vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 145-163, 2020. (2.08 MB) Journal Article
Y. I. Li, Zhang, S. , Zhou, X. , and Ren, F. , Build a Compact Binary Neural Network through Bit-level Sensitivity and Data Pruning, Neurocomputing, vol. 398, pp. 45-54, 2020. (1.91 MB) Journal Article
Y. Feng, Yang, F. , Zhou, X. , Guo, Y. , Tang, F. , Ren, F. , Guo, J. , and Ji, S. , A Deep Learning Approach for Targeted Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Based Prostate Cancer Detection, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1794-1801, 2019. (1.73 MB) Journal Article
Y. I. Li, Liu, Z. , Liu, W. , Jiang, Y. , Wang, Y. , Goh, W. Ling, Yu, H. , and Ren, F. , A 34-FPS 698-GOP/s/W Binarized Deep Neural Network-based Natural Scene Text Interpretation Accelerator for Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 7407-7416, 2019. (3.34 MB) Journal Article
Y. I. Li, Liu, Z. , Xu, K. , Yu, H. , and Ren, F. , A GPU-Outperforming FPGA Accelerator Architecture for Binary Convolutional Neural Networks, ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing (JETC) - Special Issue on Frontiers of Hardware and Algorithms for On-chip Learning​, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 18.16, 2018. (1.92 MB) Journal Article
Y. Wang, Li, X. , Xu, K. , Ren, F. , and Yu, H. , Data-Driven Sampling Matrix Boolean Optimization for Energy-Efficient Biomedical Signal Acquisition by Compressive Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 255-266, 2017. (2.53 MB) Journal Article
B. Hu, Ren, F. , Chen, Z. - Z. , Jiang, X. , and Chang, M. - C. Frank, 9-bit time–digital-converter-assisted compressive-sensing analogue–digital-converter with 4 GS/s equivalent speed, IET Electronics Letters, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 430-432, 2016. (511.29 KB) Journal Article
B. Hu, Ren, F. , Chen, Z. - Z. , Jiang, X. , and Chang, M. - C. Frank, An 8-Bit Compressive Sensing ADC With 4GS/s Equivalent Speed Utilizing Self-Timed Pipeline SAR-Binary-Search, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 934-938, 2016. (1.8 MB) Journal Article
F. Ren and Marković, D. , A Configurable 12–237 kS/s 12.8 mW Sparse-Approximation Engine for Mobile Data Aggregation of Compressively Sampled Physiological Signals, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 68-78, 2016. (3.07 MB) Journal Article
L. Cheng, Xu, W. , Ren, F. , Gong, F. , Gupta, P. , and He, L. , Statistical Timing and Power Analysis of VLSI Considering Non-linear Dependence, the VLSI Journal Integration, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 487–498, 2014. (845.26 KB) Journal Article
F. Ren, Zhang, C. , Liu, L. , Xu, W. , Owall, V. , and Marković, D. , A Square-Root-Free Matrix Decomposition Method for Energy-Efficient Least Square Computation on Embedded Systems, IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 73–76, 2014. (912.74 KB) Journal Article
J. Li, Liang, J. , Li, L. , Ren, F. , Hu, W. , Li, J. , Qi, S. , and Pei, Q. , Healable Capacitive Touch Screen Sensors Based on Transparent Composite Electrodes Comprising Silver Nanowires and a Furan/Maleimide Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Polymer, ACS Nano, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 12874–12882, 2014. (6.99 MB) Journal Article
F. Ren, Xu, W. , and Marković, D. , Scalable and Parameterised VLSI Architecture for Efficient Sparse Approximation in FPGAs And SoCs, IET Electronics Letters, vol. 49, no. 23, pp. 1440–1441, 2013. (154.45 KB) Journal Article
F. Ren, Park, H. , Yang, C. - K. K. , and Marković, D. , Reference Calibration of Body-voltage Sensing Circuit for High-speed STT-RAMs, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 2932–2939, 2013. (1.78 MB) Journal Article
R. Dorrance, Ren, F. , Toriyama, Y. , Hafez, A. Amin, Yang, C. - K. K. , and Marković, D. , Scalability and Design-space Analysis of A 1T-1MTJ Memory Cell For STT-RAMs, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 878–887, 2012. (1.1 MB) Journal Article
F. Ren and Marković, D. , True Energy-performance Analysis Of The MTJ-based Logic-in-memory Architecture (1-bit Full Adder), IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1023–1028, 2010. (632.59 KB) Journal Article

Presentation

B. Li and Ren, F. , Enabling Deep Learning for Edge Computing. 2019. (5.52 MB) Presentation

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