Shaolei Ren

Shaolei Ren 

Shaolei Ren
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cooperating Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Riverside


  • New I have multiple openings available for graduate students (with full financial support) and visiting scholars. Potential research projects include: edge computing, data centers, cyber-physical systems, geo-distributed data analytics, etc. Students can apply to the PhD program in either ECE or CSE department at UCR. Prior experiences are NOT required. Please contact me if you're interested.

  • New My Ph.D. student, Mohammad A. Islam, will join the CS department at the University of Texas at Arlington as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in January, 2019. CS@UT-Arlington is ranked the 60th by U.S. News.

  • 06/2016: I received the Best Paper Award from the ACM e-Energy’16 for my work on multi-tenant colocation data center demand response in collaboration with HKU and UCalgary.

  • 02/2015: I received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award funded through the Computer Systems Research program. (Project Link)

(Some) Research Interests

My research lies at the intersection of systems, architecture, and security, with applications to cloud/edge computing and mission-critical cyber-physical systems (e.g., data centers, smart grid and buildings). Specifically, my research focuses on secure IT and IT for security: making computer systems more secure, and leveraging computer systems to make other cyber-physical systems more secure and resilient. In addition, I also develop and apply interdisciplinary tools, such as online learning and network economics, to optimize system performance and energy efficiency.

Selected Publications

Research Wordle


Shaolei Ren
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Riverside

Office: Bourns Hall B357
Phone: 951-827-2260
E-mail: sren (AT)