Jie Ren

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Hi, I am Jie Ren, born in 1983 @ Sichuan, P. R. China.

I received my BSc. in Phyiscs (Major in Condensed Matter Physics) from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China in 2006. After that, I did research on Collaborative Filtering and various Recommendation algorithms, as a visitor scholar, in "Interdisciplinary Physics Groups" of Prof. Yi-Cheng Zhang, in University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

My research interests include every interesting things, mainly are around the structure and function of complex networks, for instance, evolutionary game on networks, statistical and spectral properties of complex networks, synchronization and control on complex networks, collective dynamcis in information networks, collaborative filtering and extracting hidden information by network methodology.

Now, from Aug, 2007, I am a PhD student in Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore. My currently interest is, from the viewpoint of statistical physics and nonlinear science, to understand the function and evolution of biological pathways and networks.

Beyond researches, I like music, movie, psychology, swimming, exploration. I also like talking with interesting guys and girls. Please feel free to contact me: renjie(AT) ; MSN: zkd_rj(AT) .


This photo is taken at Jungfrau, Alpes, "The top of Europe" :)

1. what are your main interests?

From the viewpoint of statistical physics and nonlinear science, to understand the dynamics and evolution of biological pathways and networks.

2. What sorts of expertise can you bring to the group?

good knowledge and background in complex networks; theoretical analysis with statistical physics, stochastic process; c and matlab programing

3. What do you hope to get out of the CSSS?

CSSS offers an excellent opportunity for me to improve my communication skills among a variety of people with different backgrounds.I would like to learn and further my knowledge in various disciplines, espcially in systems biology. It will benefit me for my further interdiciplinary research.

4. Do you have any possible projects in mind for the CSSS?

Yes, some. For instance, try to model and analyse the effect of miRNA on the signal tranduction on biological pathways, especially its effect on noise reducing; try to model and analyse the evolution of proteins to undertand the relationship between protein's function and its topological role in protein-protein interaction networks; from the aspect of evolutionary game to view cancer biology; and so on. However, it depends. You know, the plan never catch up the change :)