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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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jing ren

Jing Ren
BSc, MBA, PhD (Western), PEng

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ERC 3033

905.721.8668 ext. 2865
905.721.3370 (fax)

Research topics

  • Haptics and virtual reality
  • robotics and control
  • image processing
  • soft computing


  • MBA, Schulich Business School, York University, Canada, 2018
  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2005
  • MSc (Electrical Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2003
  • BSc (Electrical Engineering), Shandong University, China, 1993


  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introductory Electronics
  • Circuit Design
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Electric Circuits
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Intelligent Control Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Control Systems
  • Discrete-Time Control Systems
  • Introduction to Engineering

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    • X. Huang, J. Moore, G. Guiraudon, D. Boughner, J. Ren and T.M. Peters, “Rapid Registration of 2D Ultrasound and 3D CT Images for Surgical Guidance”, IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, 2008 (Accepted).
    • J. Ren, R.V. Patel, K.A. McIsaac, G. Guiraudon and T. M. Peters, Dynamic 3D Virtual Fixtures of the Beating Heart, IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, Volume: 27, No. 8, pp.1061-1070, 2008
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac and R.V. Patel, Modified Newton's Method Applied to Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots, Robotica, Volume: 26, pp. 285-294, 2007
    • X. Huang, D. Ho, J. Ren and L.F. Capretz, Improving the COCOMO Model with a Neuro-Fuzzy Approach, Applied Soft Computing, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, pp. 29-44, January 2007
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac, R.V. Patel and T.M. Peters, A New Potential Model Using Generalized Sigmoid Functions, to appear in IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Part B), Volume: 37, No. 2, pp. 477- 484, 2007
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac and R.V. Patel, Modified Newton Method Applied to Potential Field Based Motion Planning, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, pp. 384-391, 2006
    • J. Ren, K.A. McIsaac and R.V. Patel, A Hybrid Navigation Scheme for Reconfigurable Multi-Agent Teams, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, 2006
    • X. Huang, D. Ho, J. Ren and L.F. Capretz, A Soft Computing Framework for Software Effort Estimation, Soft Computing, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, pp. 170-177, 2006
    • C. Zhang and J. Ren, Fuzzy-PI Composite Control System for Urea Absorbing Tower of Luman Fertilizer Factory, Basic Automation (in Chinese), No. 3, pp. 135-143, 1995


    • X. Huang, D. Ho, J. Ren, L.F. Capretz, “System and Method for Software Estimation”, U.S. Patent, No. 10/920,236, Jan. 2008