Ren, Yi

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 480.727.7009
Office: GWC 464


Yi (Max) Ren received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012 and his Bachelor’s in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2007. From 2012 to 2014 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Optimal Design Laboratory, the University of Michigan. He worked on the development of crowdsourcing mechanism and tools for exploring and optimizing design solutions.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2012)
B.S., Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University (2007)

Research Interests

Dr. Ren’s current research interests include optimization, product/configuration design, human-computer interaction and machine learning.