Yufei Ren is presently a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, working on system performance optimization and large-scale machine learning system development. Ren's research interests span the areas of high performance networks, storage systems, I/O performance optimization, and parallel and distributed computing.
He has won the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Distinguished Dissertation Award 2015. Ren had been worked in China UnionPay for three years as a software engineer. Ren has interned in HP Labs and Samsung. Ren received his B.S. from Wuhan University, China in 2005 and obtained an M.S. from Nanjing University, China in 2007, both in Software Engineering. He completed a Ph.D. on Computer Engineering from Stony Brook University in 2015.