REN Hongliang

REN Hongliang

REN Hongliang

Adjunct Senior Investigator

ren@nus.edu.sg

Education

2008  Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ph.D.


Work Experience

2012–Present, National University of Singapore, Investigator

2012-2012, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, USA, Research Fellow (Advisor: Dr. Kevin Cleary)

2010–2012, Research Fellow (Advisor: Dr. Pierre Dupont) Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Cardic Bioengineering Lab, Department of Surgery

2008–2010, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, Postdoctoral Fellow


Research Interests

1. Biomedical Mechatronics

2. Flexible Sensors

3. Computer Integrated Surgery

4. Flexible Robotic

5. Artificial Intelligence


Honor & Award

2019, NUS Engineering Young Researchexly 3 awardees internationally)

2018, Interstellar Initiative Award, by Japan Agency for Medical R&D and New York Academy of Sciences

2018, FoE 32nd Innovation & Research Award for DCP Project Supervised

2017, EMedic Global 2017 Gold Medal: Adaptive and Compliant Transoral Robotic Surgery (ACTORS), highest award 

2017, Soft Robot Speed Challenge finalist for IEEE ICRA 2017

2016, Best Student Paper for IEEE RCAR 2016

2015, Best paper for IEEE CCECE 2015 (IEEE Canadian Conf. on Electrical and Computer Engineering)

2014, Best paper for IEEE Int’l Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems(IEEE-Cyber2014)

2013, Best paper for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics

2013, NUS Young Investigator Award 


Representative Publications            
(90+ international journal papers, 110+ international conference papers)

[1] Liao, X.; Song, W.; Zhang, X.; Yan, C.; Li, T.; Ren, H.; Liu, C.; Wang, Y. & Zheng, Y. (2020), 'A bioinspired analogous nerve towards artificial intelligence', Nature Communications 11(1), 268.

[2] Yang, H.; Yeow, B. S.; Li, Z.; Li, K.; Chang, T.-H.; Jing, L.; Li, Y.; Ho, J. S.; Ren, H. & Chen, P.-Y. (2019), 'Multifunctional metallic backbones for origami robotics with strain sensing and wireless communication capabilities', Science Robotics 4(33), eaax7020.

[3] Yang, H.; Yeow, B. S.; Chang, T.-H.; Li, K.; Fu, F.; Ren, H. & Chen, P.-Y. (2019), 'Graphene Oxide-Enabled Synthesis of Metal Oxide Origamis for Soft Robotics', ACS Nano, 1-15.

[4] Chang, T.-H.; Tian, Y.; Li, C.; Gu, X.; Li, K.; Yang, H.; Sanghani, P.; Lim, C. M.; Ren, H. & Chen, P.-Y. (2019), 'Stretchable Graphene Pressure Sensors with Shar-Pei-Like Hierarchical Wrinkles for Collision-Aware Surgical Robotics', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 1-10.

[5] Gadwe, A. & Ren, H. (2019), 'Real-Time 6DOF Pose Estimation of Endoscopic Instruments Using Printable Markers', IEEE Sensors Journal 19(6), 2338-2346.

[6] Guo, J.; Shi, C. & Ren, H. (2019), 'Ultrasound-Assisted Guidance with Force Cues for Intravascular Interventions', IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 16(1), 253--260.

[7] Li, T. L. & Ren, H. (2019), 'Disposable FBG-based Tri-directional Force/Torque Sensor for Aspiration Instruments in Neurosurgery', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, in press, 1--12.

[8] Chang, T.-H.; Tian, Y.; Wee, D. L. Y.; Ren, H. & Chen, P.-Y. (2018), 'Crumpling and Unfolding of Montmorillonite Hybrid Nanocoatings as Stretchable Flame-Retardant Skin', Small 14(21), 1800596.

[9] Gu, X.; Li, C.; Lim, C. M. & Ren, H. (2019), 'A Compliant Transoral Surgical Robotic System Based on a Parallel Flexible Mechanism', Annals of Biomedical Engineering 47(6), 1329--1344.

[10] Li, C.; Gu, X.; Xiao, X.; Lim, C. M. & Ren, H. (2019), 'A Robotic System with Multi-Channel Flexible Parallel Manipulators for Single Port Access Surgery', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 15(3), 1678--1687.

[11] Li, C.; King, N. K. K. & Ren, H. (2018), 'A Skull-Mounted Robot with a Compact and Lightweight Parallel Mechanism for Positioning in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery', Annals of Biomedical Engineering.


Personal homepage

 http://bioeng.nus.edu.sg/mm/


Other Investigators

GUO Yongxin
GUO Yongxin

Principal Investigator
Centre Director

yongxin.guo@nus.edu.sg
HUANG Zhiyong
HUANG Zhiyong

Senior Investigator

dcshuang@nus.edu.sg
KAM Pooi-Yuen
KAM Pooi-Yuen

Adjunct Principal Investigator

py.kam@nus.edu.sg
LEE Chengkuo
LEE Chengkuo

Senior Investigator

elelc@nus.edu.sg
LIAN Yong
LIAN Yong

Principal Investigator

yong.lian@nusri.cn
LIN Fujiang
LIN Fujiang

Adjunct Principal Investigator

QIU Cheng Wei
QIU Cheng Wei

Senior Investigator

chengwei.qiu@nusri.cn
Roger Zimmermann
Roger Zimmermann

Principal Investigator

rogerz@comp.nus.edu.sg
Yung C. LIANG
Yung C. LIANG

Senior Investigator

yc.Liang@nusri.cn
YANG Shining
YANG Shining

Adjunct Principal Investigator

YU Changyuan
YU Changyuan

Adjunct Principal Investigator

changyuan.yu@nusri.cn
YU Haoyong
YU Haoyong

Senior Investigator

bieyhy@nus.edu.sg
ZHANG Naiqian
ZHANG Naiqian

Adjunct Principal Investigator

ZHOU Meisheng
ZHOU Meisheng

Adjunct Principal Investigator

ZHOU Zhiying
ZHOU Zhiying

Senior Investigator

zhiying.zhou@nusri.cn