Principal Investigator

Hongliang REN, Ph. D.

Associate Professor, Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Short Biography

Hongliang Ren received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (Specialized in Biomedical Engineering) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2008. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering (T-ASE) and Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC). He has navigated his academic journey through the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Children’s National Medical Center, United States, and the National University of Singapore. He is currently Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His areas of interest include biorobotics, intelligent control, medical mechatronics, soft continuum robots, soft sensors, and multisensory learning in medical robotics. He is the recipient of NUS Young Investigator Award and Engineering Young Researcher Award, IAMBE Early Career Award 2018, Interstellar Early Career Investigator Award 2018, ICBHI Young Investigator Award 2019, and Health Longevity Catalyst Award 2022 by NAM & RGC.

Contact and Web/CV

Email: hren(at)

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Mechatronic
  • Computer-Integrated Surgery
  • Robotic and Sensing in Medicine
  • Wireless Biomedical Sensor Network

Teaching Areas

Robotics, Perception, Sensors, Signal Processing, Probability, Engineering Design, Surgical Robotics


Past Affiliated Labs

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