Aaron Yi DING,  PhD

Assistant Professor, TU Delft
Edge Computing and Internet of Things

Office: B3.260
Email: Aaron.Ding (at) tudelft.nl
Address: P.O. Box 5015, Jaffalaan 5
TU Delft, 2600 GA Delft, Netherlands


Aaron Yi DING is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering Systems and Services in TU Delft. He has over 11 years of R&D work experience across EU, UK and USA. Prior to joining TU Delft, he has worked at TU Munich (2016-2018) in Germany, at University of Helsinki (2007-2016) in Finland, at Columbia University (2014) in USA, and at University of Cambridge (2013) in UK. He obtained his MSc and PhD both with distinction from the Department of Computer Science (Birthplace of Linux) at University of Helsinki. His PhD was supervised by Prof. Sasu Tarkoma and Prof. Jon Crowcroft at University of Cambridge.

Aaron's research focuses on edge computing, IoT architecture and distributed networking services. He is a two-time recipient of the competitive Nokia Foundation Scholarships in 2012 and 2013, and awardee of the "Staff Member of the Year" by the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki. He was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM Best of CCR in 2014 and three-year PhD fellowships (2012-2014) from the Academy of Finland and University of Helsinki. As a member of ACM, IEEE and IETF, Aaron co-chaired ACM EdgeSys 2018 and IEEE HotPOST 2018. He served on the Board of IEEE ComSoc YP (2016-2018) and Executive Committee of IEEE Finland (01.2014-12.2015). He has been serving on IETF NomCom, responsible for nominating and selecting IETF leadership. He is also co-founder of FCG workshop series since 2014, striving to strengthen collaborations between top European and Chinese universities, including Cambridge, Delft, Helsinki, London, Munich, Oslo, Peking, Tsinghua, and Fudan.


 Recent Publications

 Work in Progress

  • Edge Offloading for IoT, with Cambridge and UC Irvine
  • Edge Communication over Visible Light, with Peking and KU Leuven
  • Transfer Learning Based Edge Localization, with Carnegie Mellon and Huawei
  • Mobile Edge Data Analytics, with Florida, Helsinki and Lancaster
  • Edge Security for IoT, with Helsinki

 Travel Agenda

Academic Appointments

Research Interests

 "If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research." -- Albert Einstein

  • Edge Computing and Communication
  • IoT Architecture and Services
  • Distributed Network Analytics
  • Protocol Design and Standardization

Awards and Honors

 ** Nokia Foundation Scholarship can be granted at most 2 times to the same person

 Full Award List

Advised Students

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Delft is Cool

After moving to Delft, my wife and I have discovered a lot of fun here. Comparing to Munich and Helsinki (both we really love), Delft is cozy, compact and culture dignifying. It features many bridges, river passages, and a soothing atmosphere, very much like Cambridge. While comparing with New York, Delft is relatively quiet and peaceful, but of no less energy -- thanks to all the young and entrepreneurial students in this famous university town.

Some of my photo collections:  Life at TU Delft