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Yongli Ren


Yongli Ren

PhD Candidate

School of Information Technology,
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment,
Burwood Campus, Deakin University, Australia

News: Thesis passed examination and I am on the job market!


  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), 2010.
  • Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII) Fellowship, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award, Int. Conf. on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM'12), August 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • IBM Award for Excellence, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University. 2013
  • Publication Scholarship, School of IT, Deakin University. 2013

Research Interests

  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Recommender Systems
  • Data Sparsity
  • Temporal Data Mining
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition





  • Yongli Ren, Yangdong Ye, Gang Li: The Density-based Agglomerative Information Bottleneck. In Proceeding of the Tenth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), pp. 333-344, 2008.
  • Yongli Ren, Yangdong Ye, Gang Li: The Density Connectivity Information Bottleneck In proceedings of 9th International Conference for Young Computer Scientists (ICYCS2008), p.1783-1788
  • Sam Schmidt, Peter Vuillermin, Bernard Jenner, Yongli Ren, Gang Li and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen: Mining Medical Data: Bridging the Knowledge Divide. In Proceedings of eResearch Australasia 2008 (eResearch Australasia 2008), Lesley Wyborn and Patricia McMillan, Melbourne, Australia,  28 September - 3 October 2008.

Academic Experience

  • Research Associate of a Healthcare-related project, Emotion Recognition, supervised by Dr. Linda Byrne, School of Psychology, Deakin University, 2011.
  • Investigator of an National Natural Science Foundation of China project under grant No. 60773048 with title “Research on IB algorithm and application”.
Selected Service:
  • Publicity Chair in The 13th International Conference on Ad-Hoc, Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW) in Benidorm, Spain, June 2014. (ERA2010 ranking B Conference)
PC Members:
  • The 3nd International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS) 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • The 2nd International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS) 2012, Venice, Italy.
  • The 1st International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS) 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
  • The 2011 International Conference on Database Theory and Application (DTA) 2011, Jeju Island, Korea.
  • The 18th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (ENTER 2010), Innsbruck, Austria.
  • The 13th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference(2009), Marrakech, Morocco.