Yongli Ren

Basic Information

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  Senior Lecturer

  School of Computing Technologies

  RMIT University

  Email: yongli.ren@rmit.edu.au


My research interest lies in:

  • Personalisation

  • Recommender System

  • Collaborative Filtering

  • Web Mining

  • Data Science

  • Data Analysis


  • [Mar. 2019] Big thanks to all my students for your recognition, and this brings me the Student Choice Teaching Award 2018 at College of SEH, RMIT University. Thank you!

  • [Oct. 2018] Congratulations to my students (in the course of Practical Data Science) won the 2nd place winner of Melbourne Datathon 2018. Here is the link to the team: https://youtu.be/qiNCyRgiIwI

  • [Aug. 2018] Congratulations to my PhD student Amin Sadri passed his PhD thesis examination with NO amendments (the 1st category - C1)! Well done! Amin.

Research Projects and Grants

  • CI, Stream Data Classification in the Age of 5G Networks.  ARC Discovery Project. 2021-2023.

  • CI, Multi-resolution Situation Recognition for Urban-Aware Smart Assistant, ARC Discovery Project. 2020-2021.

  • Lead CI. Emprevo Recommendation-driven Shift Ranking Algorithms. $94,640. Emprevo LTD, 2018 - 2019.

  • Co-lead CI, A Cyber Physical and Socially Aware Personal Assistant. USD 250,000. Microsoft Corporation (USA). 2018.

  • CI, Behaviour Analytics of Indoor Occupants to Optimise and Personalise Activity Based Working. AUD 170,000. RMIT ECP Opportunity Funding. 2017.

  • Lead CI, Adaptive Search (Extended), $40,000 from SEEK Limited, 2017.

  • Lead CI, Adaptive Search, $32,500 from SEEK Limited, 2017.

  • Sole CI, Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding. $20,000 AUD. RMIT University, 2015-2016.

Honors and Awards

  • Student Choice Teaching Award, College of Science Engineering & Health, RMIT University, Australia. 2018.

  • Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, School of Science, RMIT University, Australia. 2018.

  • Award of Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship, RMIT University, Australia, 2015.

  • Alfred Deakin Medal for Best Doctoral Thesis, Deakin University, Australia, 2014.

  • Best Paper Award, Int. Conf. on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM’12), August 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Best Presentation Award, the 7th VACPS Research Symposium, Melbourne, 2013.

  • IBM Award for Excellence, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, 2013.

  • Publication Scholarship, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, 2013.

  • Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII) Fellowship, 2011.

  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), 2010.

Research Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, RMIT University. Jan. 2019 - current

  • Lecturer, ECDF, RMIT University. Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2018

  • Data Science Consultant, SEEK Limited. Mar. 2017 - Mar. 2018

  • RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Computer Science & Info Tech, RMIT University. Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2016.

  • ISAR Group, Research Fellow, School of Computer Science & Info Tech, RMIT University. Oct. 2013 - Jul. 2015.

  • Search Quality Team, Data Analyser, SEEK Limited. Mar. 2015 - Jul. 2015.

  • Software Development Group, Programmer (C), Wanwei Technology, Mar. 2006 - Jun. 2008.

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