Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Jie Ren
Email
Phone (505) 6675421
Capabilities
 Chemical Science
 Quantum dots
 Photovoltaics
 Solidstate lighting
 Nanostructured quantum confined materials
 Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
 Partial differential equations
 Monte Carlo methods
 Molecular dynamics
 Applied Math
 Agentbased applications
 Statistics
 Complex system evolutions
 Network modeling
 Epidemiology modeling
 Information Science and Technology
 Machine Learning
 Networks
 Biological systems
 Social networks
 Network modeling
 Network dynamics
 Reverse engineering
 Game Theory
 Decoherence
 Foundations of quantum mechanics
 Efficient classical simulation of quantum many body systems
 Materials
 Materials by design
 Functional materials
 Nanotechnology
 Superconductivity
 Thermodynamic
 Statistical mechanics properties of materials
 Condensed matter theory
 Photovoltaics
 Science of Signatures  Remote and Standoff Sensing
 Photon
 Photonic band gap (PBG) structures
 Information Science and Technology
 Social behavioral analysis
 Social and collaborative computing
Expertise
Nonequilibrium quantum transport and energy harvesting
 Phononics, Thermal Transport and Smart Energy Control
 Thermoelectrics and Solar Energy Harvesting in lowdimensional nanosystems
 Nonequilibrium energy transport in hybridized exotic condensed matter materials, including topological insulator/superconductor/grapheme/quantum dot.
Stochastic process and directed transport
 Thermodynamics of nonequilibrium steady state
 Fluctuation theorems in directed transport
 Heat conduction in lowdimensional nanosystems
 Molecular motors
Computational Systems Biology
 Dynamics of signaling transduction pathways and gene regulatory networks
 Evolutionary dynamics of population genetics and biological networks;
 Neurodynamics.
Nonlinear dynamics and complexity science
 Chaotic synchronization and control;
 Critical phenomena and phase transition;
 Human behavior modeling;
 Reverse engineering of dynamics and topology of complex networks.
Collective dynamics in information systems
 Collaborative Filtering and Extracting Hidden Information;
 Machine learning and statistical pattern recognition;
 Search Engine & Recommender Systems.
Education

Ph.D in Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS)  07/2007~12/2011
Thesis: Nonequilibrium Energy Transport in TimeDependent Driven System
Advisor: Prof. Baowen LiB. S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)  09/2002~07/2006
Thesis: Complexity: Structure, Dynamics and Function (Best Thesis)
Advisor: Prof. BingHong Wang LANL Positions

Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Division  04/2012  present
Awards

LANL Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship 04/2012
National Excellent Award for Outstanding Oversea Ph.D Student, China 06/2011
CeNS Publication Award 2010, LMU Germany 10/2010
Scholarship of the Complex System Summer School of Santa Fe Institute 06/2008
NGS Graduate Fellowship, NUS Singapore 07/2007
Excellent Thesis Award of USTC (Theme: “Complexity: Structure, Dynamics and Function”)
07/2006SecondClass Medal of “Challenge Cup” for the Essay Contest of Natural Science, China
(Theme: “Monte Carlo Simulation of Characteristic Kαray in Diamond and Graphite”) 06/2005Outstanding Award for Undergraduate Research Program, USTC (Theme: “Monte Carlo Study of Kαray in Allotropy of Carbon”) 05/2005
Vice President of College Student Committee, USTC 01/2004
Outstanding Students Scholarship, USTC 10/2003
Publications

Invited Reviews:
“Colloquium: Phononics: Manipulating Heat Flow with Electronic Analogs and Beyond”, N. Li, Jie Ren, L. Wang, G. Zhang, P. Hanggi, and B. Li, Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 1045 (2012) (cited: 60)
Highlighted by Media, such as Headline of Wen Hui Bao newspaper; Science News of China.
Articles:
“Theory of asymmetric and negative differential magnon tunneling under temperature bias: Towards spin Seebeck diode and transistor.”, Jie Ren and J.X. Zhu, arXiv: 1307.1726 (under review at PRB)
“Asymmetric Andreev Reflection Induced Halllike Effects in Metal/Anisotropic Superconductor Junctions.”, Jie Ren and J.X. Zhu, arXiv: 1306.4282 (under review at PRL)
“Anomalous Heat Diffusion.”, S. Liu, P. Hanggi, N. Li, Jie Ren and B. Li, arXiv: 1306.3167 (under review at PRL)
“Predicted Rectification ad Negative Differential Spin Seebeck Effect at Magnetic Interfaces.”, Jie Ren, arXiv: 1305.0301 (under review at PRL)
“Heat Diode Effect and Negative Differential Thermal Conductance across Nanoscale Metal DielectricInterfaces”, Jie Ren and J.X. Zhu, Phys. Rev. B 87, 241412(R) (2013) (Rapid Communication)
“Braid Group and Topological Phase Transition in Nonequilibrium Stochastic Dynamics”, Jie Ren and N. A. Sinitsyn, Phys. Rev. E 87, 050101(R) (2013) (Rapid Communication) (cited: 1)
“Anomalous Energy Transport across Topological Insulator Superconductor Junctions”, Jie Ren and J.X. Zhu, Phys. Rev. B 87, 165121 (2013) (cited: 2)
“Dynamic control of quantum geometric heat flux in nonequilibrium spinboson model”, T. Chen, X.B. Wang, and Jie Ren, Phys. Rev. B 87, 144303 (2013)
“Topological Magnon Insulator in Insulating Ferromagnet”, L. Zhang, Jie Ren, J.S. Wang, and B. Li
Phys. Rev. B 87, 144101 (2013) (cited: 3)“Geometric Heat Flux for Classical Thermal Transport in Interacting Open Systems”, Jie Ren, S. Liu, and B. Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 210603 (2012) (cited: 5)
“Controlling Complex Networks: How Much Energy is needed?”, G. Yan, Jie Ren, Y.C. Lai, C.H. Lai, and B. Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 218703 (2012) (cited: 13)
“Reverse engineering of complex dynamical networks in the presence of timedelayed interactions based on noisy time series”, W.X. Wang, Jie Ren, Y.C. Lai, and B. Li, Chaos, 22, 033131 (2012) (cited: 9)
“Thermoelectric transport with electronphonon coupling and electronelectron interaction in molecular junctions”, Jie Ren, J.X. Zhu, J. E. Gubernatis, C. Wang, and B. Li, Phys. Rev. B 85, 155443 (2012) (cited: 9)
“Quantum transport of double quantum dots coupled to an oscillator in arbitrary strong coupling regime”, C. Wang, Jie Ren, B. Li, and Q. H. Chen, Eur. Phys. J. B 85, 110 (2012) (cited: 3)
Highlighted by Media, such as Science Daily; PhysOrg; Springer Select; AAAS, EurekAlert; Europhysics News.
“Uncovering evolution ages of nodes in complex networks”, G.M. Zhu, H. J. Yang, R. Yang, Jie Ren, B. Li, and Y.C. Lai, Eur. Phys. J. B 85, 106 (2012) (cited: 2)
“Evidence for Positive Selection on a Number of MicroRNA Regulatory Interactions during Recent Human Evolution”, J. Li, Y. Liu, X. Xin, T. Kim, E. A. Cabeza, Jie Ren, R. Nielsen, J. Wrana, and Z. Zhang, PLoS. Genetics 8, e1002578 (2012) (cited: 8)
“Multiresonance of energy transport and absence of heat pump in a forcedriven lattice”, S. Zhang, Jie Ren, and B. Li, Phys. Rev. E 84, 031122 (2011) (cited: 5)
Highlights of Student Achievements of UROPS research, Faculty of Science, NUS, 2011
“The Phonon Hall Effect: theory and application”, L. Zhang, Jie Ren, J.S. Wang, and B. Li, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 305402 (2011) (cited: 7)
“Duality and fluctuation relations for statistics of currents on cyclic graphs”, Jie Ren, V. Y. Chernyak, and N. A. Sinitsyn, J. Stat. Mech. P05011 (2011) (cited: 5)
“Topological Nature of Phonon Hall Effect”, L. Zhang, Jie Ren, J.S. Wang, and B. Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 225901 (2010) (cited: 14)
Research Highlights of Faculty of Science, NUS, 2011
“BerryPhaseInduced Heat Pumping and Its Impact on the Fluctuation Theorem”, Jie Ren, P. Hanggi, and B. Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 170601 (2010) (cited: 51)
Selected as “PRL Editor’s Suggestion”
Research Highlights of Nature Physics 6, 400 (2010).
Research Highlights of Department of Physics, NUS, 2010
Winner of the CeNS Publication Award 2010, LMU Germany.“Emergence and control of heat current from strict zero thermal bias”, Jie Ren and B. Li, Phys. Rev. E 81, 021111 (2010) (cited: 23)
Selected by the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science&Technology for the Feb 15, 2010 issue.
"Noise Bridges Dynamical Correlation and Topology in Coupled Oscillator Networks”, Jie Ren, W.X. Wang, B. Li, and Y.C. Lai, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 058701 (2010) (cited: 50)
Highlighted by APS, Division of Biological Physics, April 2010 Newsletter.
Research Highlights of Department of Physics, NUS, 2010“Thermodynamic stability of smallworld oscillator networks: A case study of proteins”, Jie Ren and B. Li, Phys. Rev. E 79, 051922 (2009) (cited: 8)
Highlighted by APS, Division of Biological Physics, June 2009 Newsletter.
Selected by the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research for the June 1, 2009 issue.“Information filtering via selfconsistent refinement”, Jie Ren, T. Zhou, Y.C. Zhang, Europhysics Letters 82, 58007 (2008) (cited: 42)
“Recommendation model based on opinion diffusion”, Y.C. Zhang, M. Medo, Jie Ren, et al.
Europhysics Letters 80, 68003 (2007) (cited: 68)“Bipartite network projection and personal recommendation”, T. Zhou, Jie Ren, M. Medo, et al., Phys. Rev. E 76, 046115 (2007) (cited: 318)
“Empirical study on cliquedegree distribution of networks”, W.K. Xiao, Jie Ren, F. Qi, et al., Phys. Rev. E 76, 037102 (2007) (cited: 19)
“Epidemic spreading on heterogeneous networks with identical infectivity”, R.Yang, B.H.Wang, Jie Ren, et al., Phys. Lett. A364, 189 (2007) (cited:79)
“Randomness enhances cooperation: A resonancetype phenomenon in evolutionary game”, Jie Ren,W.X Wang, F. Qi, Phys. Rev. E75,045101(R) (2007) (Rapid Communication) (cited: 109)
“Collective synchronization induced by epidemic dynamics on complex networks with communities”, G. Yan, Z.Q. Fu,Jie Ren,W.X. Wang, Phys. Rev. E75, 016108 (2007) (cited: 69)
“Memorybased snowdrift game on networks”, W.X. Wang, Jie Ren, G.R. Chen, B.H. Wang
Phys. Rev. E 74, 056113 (2006) (cited: 189)“Better synchronizability predicted by a new coupling method”, M. Zhao, T. Zhou, B.H. Wang, Q. Ou, and Jie Ren, Eur. Phys. J. B 53, 375 (2006) (cited: 39)
Preprints:
“Energy Diffusion and Heat Conduction Near Thermal Equilibrium”, S. Liu, N. Li, Jie Ren, and B. Li, arXiv:1103.2835 (cited: 2)
“Synchronization reveals correlation between oscillators on networks”, Jie Ren and H. Yang, arXiv:condmat/0703232 (cited: 1)
“Epidemic spreading and immunization with identical infectivity”, R. Yang, Jie Ren, W.J. Bai, et al., arXiv:physics/0611095 (cited: 1)
“Naming Game on smallworld networks: the role of clustering structure”, B.Y. Lin, Jie Ren, H.J. Yang, and B.H. Wang, arXiv:physics/0607001 (cited: 4)
“Interplay between evolutionary game and network structure: the coevolution of social net, cooperation and wealth”, Jie Ren, X. Wu, W.X. Wang, et al.., arXiv:physics/0605250 (cited: 11)
“Dynamical Coarse Graining of Large ScaleFree Boolean networks”, W.X. Wang, G. Yan, Jie Ren, and B.H Wang, arXiv:condmat/0603167 (cited: #)
“Emergence of cooperation induced by preferential learning”, Jie Ren, W.X. Wang, G. Yan, and B.H. Wang, arXiv:physics/0603007 (cited: 8)
(Total Citations: 1221; Hindex: 14)
RMP 1; PRL 5; EPL 2; PRB 5; PRE 9; JPCM 1; EPJB 3; PLoS 1; JSTAT 1; Chaos 1; PLA 1.
Editor Suggestion 1; Rapid Communication 3.