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Jing Ren
BSc, MSc, PhD (Western), PEng

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4
Office: ENG 2024

905.721.8668 ext. 2865
905.721.3370 (fax)

Research topics

  • Haptics and virtual reality
  • robotics and control
  • image processing
  • soft computing


  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2005
  • MSc (Electrical Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2003
  • BSc (Electrical Engineering), Shandong University, China, 1993


  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introductory Electronics
  • Circuit Design
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Electric Circuit
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Intelligent Control Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Fuzzy Control Systems

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    • X. Huang, J. Moore, G. Guiraudon, D. Boughner, J. Ren and T.M. Peters, “Rapid Registration of 2D Ultrasound and 3D CT Images for Surgical Guidance”, IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, 2008 (Accepted).
    • J. Ren, R.V. Patel, K.A. McIsaac, G. Guiraudon and T. M. Peters, Dynamic 3D Virtual Fixtures of the Beating Heart, IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, Volume: 27, No. 8, pp.1061-1070, 2008
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac and R.V. Patel, Modified Newton's Method Applied to Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots, Robotica, Volume: 26, pp. 285-294, 2007
    • X. Huang, D. Ho, J. Ren and L.F. Capretz, Improving the COCOMO Model with a Neuro-Fuzzy Approach, Applied Soft Computing, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, pp. 29-44, January 2007
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac, R.V. Patel and T.M. Peters, A New Potential Model Using Generalized Sigmoid Functions, to appear in IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Part B), Volume: 37, No. 2, pp. 477- 484, 2007
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac and R.V. Patel, Modified Newton Method Applied to Potential Field Based Motion Planning, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, pp. 384-391, 2006
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac and R.V. Patel, A Hybrid Navigation Scheme for Reconfigurable Multi-Agent Teams, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, 2006
    • X. Huang, D. Ho, J. Ren and L.F. Capretz, A Soft Computing Framework for Software Effort Estimation, Soft Computing, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, pp. 170-177, 2006
    • C. Zhang and J. Ren, Fuzzy-PI Composite Control System for Urea Absorbing Tower of Luman Fertilizer Factory, Basic Automation (in Chinese), No. 3, pp. 135-143, 1995


    • X. Huang, D. Ho, J. Ren, L.F. Capretz, “System and Method for Software Estimation”, U.S. Patent, No. 10/920,236, Jan. 2008
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