Kui Ren is SUNY Empire Innovation Professor and the director of the Ubiquitous Security and Privacy Research Laboratory (UbiSeC) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he joined in 2012 as an associate professor and was promoted to full professor in 2016. Previously, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he received early tenure and promotion in five years starting 2007. His current research interests include Data and Computation Outsourcing Security in the context of Cloud Computing, Wireless Systems Security in the context of Internet of Things, and Crowdsourcing-based Large-scale Data Acquisition. He has published frequently in peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His H-index is 54, and his total citation has exceeded 19,000, according to Google Scholar (as of Aug. 2017). More than 10 of his publications have been each cited more than 600 times, with the highest exceeding 2,000. His research has also been widely covered by the media, including CBS News, Scientific American, NSF News, ACM TechNews, Science Daily, The Conversation, etc. He has delivered more than 100 keynote/invited talks at conferences and universities worldwide.