RESUME


Education Backgrounds

Ph.D. in Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Boston

May 2017
Boston,USA

M.S. in Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Boston

May 2014
Boston,USA

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University Ramon Llull – La Salle

May 2012
Barcelona,Spain

M.S. in Telecom Engineering
University Ramon Llull – La Salle

May 2011
Barcelona,Spain

B.S. in Telecom Engineering
University Ramon Llull – La Salle

May 2009
Barcelona,Spain

Working Experiences

DigitasLBi US
Associate Director

2017
Boston, USA

> Management Planning, organizing, and directing day-to-day operations
> Recruitment Hunting talents

DigitasLBi US
Data Scientist

2016
Boston, USA

> Machine Learning PySpark, Spark ML, Theano, Jupyter Notebook
> Computer Vision Scikit-image, Pillow, Matplotlib
> Data Collection Python Selenium, Phantom JS

OpenMobile World Wide, Inc
Software Engineer

2015 – 2016
Framingham, USA

> Tizen Native App Development C, C++
> Developing Web Automation API Python Script
> Back-end Implementation AWS, Django
> Front-end Implementation AngularJS, Bootstrap

Potoo LLC
Co-Founder
Software Engineer

2014 – 2015
Boston, USA

> Android App Development Java
> Design of Database MongoDB
> Design of Backend System AWS, NodeJS

UMASS Boston
Research Scientist
Teacher Assistant

2013 – 2017
Boston, USA

> Multi Objective Optimization Evolutionary Algorithms, Game Theory, Genetic Algorithms, Heuristic Optimization Algorithms
> Sensing Devices, Body Sensor Networks
> Cloud Computing

Argelich Engineers NMS S.L.
Telecommunication Engineer

2009 – 2010
Barcelona, Spain

> Design of Communication Networks
> Study different project's Feasibility and Costing

Technical Skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS
> PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE: Java Python C# C C++
> TECH STACKS: LAMP MEAN
> RELATIONAL DATABASE: Oracle SQL MySQL SQLite
> NO RELATIONAL DATABASE: MongoDB
> BACK-END: NodeJS Servlets JSP PHP Django
> FRONT-END: HTML5 CSS Bootstrap AngularJS jQuery AJAX XML
> MOBILE APP PROGRAMMING: Android Tizen
> CLOUD COMPUTING: Amazon Web Services (AWS, EC2, EMR, and S3) Google App Engine (GAE)
> DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING: Spark (PySpark) Hadoop HDFS Jupyter Notebook
> STATISTICAL AND NUMERICAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE: R Python Matlab
> MACHINE LEARNING AND OTHER RESEARCH TOOLS: Spark ML Theano JMetal Scikit-learn Scikit-image Numpy Scipy Matplotlib
> EMBEDDED SYSTEM: Microcontroller (Assembler, C, C++) FPGA (VDHL, Verilog)

Journal papers

“Adaptive and Stable Integration of Energy Harvesting Aware Body Sensor Networks with Clouds”
IEEE System Journal (under 2nd review)
Impact Factor: 1.98
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“Leveraging Active Guided Evolutionary Games for Adaptive and Stable Deployment of DVFS-Aware Cloud Applications”
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering.
Volume: 25 Issue: 05 Pages: 851-870
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“Adaptive and Stable Virtual Machine Placement for Power and Performance Aware Clouds: A Hybrid Approach with Evolutionary Game Theory and Linear Programming”
IEEE Automated Software Engineering (under 2nd review)
Impact Factor: 1.73
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Conference papers

“Leveraging Evolutionary Multiobjective Games for Configuring Cloud-integrated Body Sensor Networks”
Best paper award on 7th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems
(over 1000 submitted paper with Acceptance rate: 30%)
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“Adaptability and Stability in Dynamic Integration of Body Sensor Networks with Clouds”
2015 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications
(Acceptance Rate: 35.2% Rank: A)
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“An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Approach for Configuring Cloud-integrated Body Sensor Networks”
2014 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications
(Acceptance Rate: 31.6% Rank: A)
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“Balancing Performance, Resource Efficiency and Energy Efficiency for Virtual Machine Deployment in DVFS-enabled Clouds: An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Approach”
2014 Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
(Acceptance Rate: 41% Rank: A)
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“Configuring Cloud-integrated Body Sensor Networks with Evolutionary Algorithms”
9th International Conference on Body Area Networks
(Acceptance Rate: 35%)
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“Evolutionarily Reconfigurable Cloud-integrated Body Sensor Networks”
2015 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services
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“Body in the Cloud: Towards Visualilzation driven Optimization and Stabilization for Cloud Integrated Body Area Networks”
9th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies
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“Evolutionary Game Theoretic Power Capping for Virtual Machine Placement in Clouds”
8th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies
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“Cielo: An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Framework for Virtual Machine Placement in Clouds”
2014 International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud
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Academic Awards

Best paper award
SCIS 2014 Kitakyushu, Japan
over 1000 submitted paper and 30% of acceptance rate

2nd place award
UMASS Boston Graduate Student’s Symposium 2016

3rd place award
UMASS Boston Graduate Student’s Symposium 2015

Full Graduate Assistant Scholarship
UMASS Boston (2013-present)

Spoken Languages

English Fluent


Chinese Native Fluency


Spanish Native Fluency


Catalan Native Fluency




BIOGRAPHY

SYNOPSIS

Yi Ren Cheng is a creative research scientist and an avid full stack software engineer. He earned his Ph.D degree in Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Boston in 2017. His research area mainly focus on Multi-Objective Optimization Evolutionary Algorithms Game Theory Machine Learning Deep Learning Cloud Computing Body Sensor Networks and Molecular Communications. Besides his interests in the computer science research, Yi worked for many industry companies and was involved in several start up projects.

EARLY YEARS

Yi Ren was born on April 1st, 1984 in TianJin, China. After Yi completed his studies at primary school in China, he immigrated to Barcelona with his parents at age of 11.

Yi is passionate about everything related with Information Technology, from telecommunication to computer hardware architecture and software application development. Yi completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at University Ramon Llull – La Salle, where he got his B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering, M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.

CURRENT LIFE

In 2012 Yi decided to departure on a new adventure to Boston, U.S.A. to keep pursuing his dream in the IT area. Yi got his M.S. Computer Science degree at University of Massachusetts Boston with an outstanding GPA (3.9/4.0) in 2014, after he kept on pursuing a Ph.D degree working in University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Computer Science with professor Junichi Suzuki. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts Boston in 2017 upon completion of his dissertation "Evolutionary game theoretic multi-objective optimization algorithms and their applications".

In summer 2014 Yi married with Wen Xiao, and their daugther Jana was born on Feb 20, 2015.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

During his academic years in Spain, he achieved Honors in both M.S. Electrical Engineering thesis 'Cognitive Interface Based on TD-CNN' and M.S. Telecommunication Engineering thesis 'Polyharmonic Distortion Modeling and Parameters X'.

Yi published 9 conference papers and 3 journal articles until now, and he got the Best Paper Award in SCIS 2014. He also got 2nd place award during UMASS Boston Graduate Student’s Symposium in 2016, and 3rd place in 2015.

Besides his contribution in the research, Yi worked in many industry companies and was involved in several start up projects. He worked for one year as Telecommunication Engineer in Argelich Engineers NMS S.L., the only Spanish company recognized by the Society of Communications Technology Consultants International. Yi worked as Software Engineer at OpenMobile World Wide, Inc in 2015, and he worked as Data Scientist at DigitasLBi (part of Publicis Groupe, DigitasLBi is a global marketing and technology agency) in 2016. Currently he is working as Associate Director, Strategy & Analysis at DigitasLBi.

Contact

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Boston, US

Phone: 408-912-6718

Email: yitalents@gmail.com