Ren Chen is a fourth year Ph.D student in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California (USC). In Fall 2012, he joined the Parallel Computing group supervised by Professor Viktor K. Prasanna. His research focus is to develop innovative optimizations for energy efficiency at the algorithm level and has published several full papers on IEEE Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and IEEE Conference on ReConFigurable Computing (ReConFig).
In July 2014, Ren Chen passed the Ph.D qualifier exam for his Ph.D thesis. In Nov. 2013, Ren Chen passed the Ph.D screening exam at the department of Electrical Engineering. In Sep. 2012, he was awarded with the Chevron Fellowship and joined the Ph.D program at USC. In Jun. 2010, Ren Chen received the bachelor degree in electrical engineering and graduated with honors from Southeast University, Nanjing, China.