Chao REN


Chao REN (任超)

Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Fellow
Trustworthy Federated Ubiquitous Learning Research Lab (AI Singapore-TrustFUL)
School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Doctor of Philosophy
Sustainable Earth - Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Interdisciplinary Graduate School
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

E-mail: chao.ren@ntu.edu.sg
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Research Topic

Machine Learning, Security Assessment, Robustness Verification, Federated Learning, and Smart Grid.


Brief Biography

Received the B.E. degree from the School of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, in Jul. 2017. Received the Ph.D. degree in Feb. 2022, supervised by Assoc Prof. Yan Xu (EEE), Asst Prof. Arijit Khan (SCSE), and Assoc Prof. Teoh Eam Khwang from the Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, I am Research Fellow in School of Computer Science and Engineering, and conduct postdoctoral research with Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My current supervisors are Nanyang Asst Prof. Han Yu (SCSE) and Prof. ZhaoYang Dong (EEE) My research interests include adversarial machine learning, robustness verification, interpretability, security assessment and its applications to smart grid.


Education

  • Period: Aug. 2017 – Feb. 2022, Singapore

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

    Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme, across School of Computer Science Engineering and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Supervisor: Prof. Yan Xu (EEE), Co-Supervisor: Prof. Arijit Khan (SCSE), Mentor: Prof. Teoh Eam Khwang (EEE), Chair: Prof. Dusit Niyato (SCSE)

    Thesis Title: Advanced Big-Data Analytics for Future Smart Grid Security Assessment

  • Period: Sep. 2013 – Jun. 2017, Nanjing, China

    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA)

    Bachelor of Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology

    Supervisor: Prof. Ran Wang (CS), Co-Supervisor: Prof. Kun Zhu (CS), Prof. Qiang Xie (CS)

    Concentration on Data Analytics, Robust Optimization, and System Engineering

    Thesis Title: Robust Optimization for Performance Boundary Analysis of Microgrid Energy Dispatching Strategy


Working Experience

  • Period: July. 2022 – Present, Singapore
    Research Fellow in Trustworthy Federated Ubiquitous Learning Research Lab (AI Singapore-TrustFUL)

  • Period: Jan. 2022 – Jun. 2022, Singapore
    Student Assistant in Trustworthy Federated Ubiquitous Learning Research Lab (AI Singapore-TrustFUL)

  • Period: Sep. 2021 – Dec. 2021, Singapore
    Student Assistant in Singapore Power Group-NTU Joint Lab (SP Group-NTU Joint Lab)

  • Period: Jan. 2021 – Sep. 2021, Singapore
    Student Assistant in Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SCALE@NTU)

  • Period: Jan. 2018 – Oct. 2018, Singapore
    Student Assistant in Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)


Talks and Presentations

  • Textile Fabric Surface Fault Detection Recognition System

    Invited Talk, Nanjing Software Valley Creation Center, July. 2019, Nanjing, China.

  • Grid Analytics-Ensuring AI and Analytics Improve Network Operations

    Workshop, Mar.2019, Singapore.

  • One-day Workshops Exchange with NUS, TUM, Newcastle University, University of Strathclyde

    Workshop, Oct. 2018, Singapore.

  • A Multiple Randomized Learning Based Ensemble Model for Power System Dynamic Security Assessment

    Invited Talk, Aug. 2018, Portland, OR, USA.

  • International Workshop on Smart Power and Energy Systems

    Invited Talk, May. 2018, Singapore.


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