Aaron Ding, PhD

Director of and H2020 SPATIAL (€5M)
Founder, ACM EdgeSys
Tenured Faculty, TU Delft
Associate Professor, University of Helsinki
Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on IoT

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Email: Aaron.Ding (at) tudelft.nl



Awards, Grants and Honors

 "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them." -- Mark Twain

  • EU H2020 Grant - Consortium Director, managing project budget of €5M, 2021-2024
  • EU Marie Curie ITN Grant - PI, total budget of €4M, 2020-2024
  • Associate Editor - ACM TIOT, 2021-
  • TU Delft Works Council Standing Committee, 2021-
  • TBM AI Grant - Healthcare AI, 2021-2023
  • Seeding Grants - TU Delft Safety Security Institute, 2020-2022
  • 4TU Grant - Lorentz Workshop on Edge Computing, 2021
  • Award Committee of SRC - ACM SIGCOMM 2021
  • Invited Panelist - ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop, 2021
  • Invited Speaker - IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, USA, 2021
  • Invited Speaker - Swedish Center of Edge Computing (TECOSA), KTH, 2021
  • Best Paper Award - ACM SenSys CCIoT 2020
  • Title of Docent (Permanent) - University of Helsinki, 2020
  • Award Committee of Poster Demo - ACM MobiSys 2020
  • Editorial Board - MDPI MTI, 2020-
  • Invited Speaker on Edge AI - IEEE 6G Summit 2020
  • Best Paper Award - ACM EdgeSys 2019
  • Associate Editor - IEEE OJ-ITS, 2019-
  • Invited Keynote on Edge AI - CompSys 2019
  • "Humans of TU Delft" - TU Delta 2019
  • EC H2020 Cascading Personal Grant 2019
  • Best-in-Session Presentation Award - IEEE INFOCOM 2018
  • Invited Keynote on Edge Computing - ACM MobiSys PhD Forum 2018
  • Outstanding Journal Reviewer - Computer Communications (COMCOM) 2018
  • Infotec Grant - University of Oulu 2018
  • Representative of Scientific Staff for Faculty Evaluation - TU Munich 2017
  • International PostDoc Relocation Sponsorship - TU Munich 2016
  • Hecse PhD Grant - ACM MobiCom 2015
  • DoCS PhD Grant - Visit China Mobile, Tsinghua and Peking University 2015
  • ISOC Grant - ETH Zurich, Internet Architecture Board, IAB SEMI 2015
  • Best Paper Award - "Best of CCR", ACM SIGCOMM 2014
  • PhD Fellowship Grant - Helsinki Computer Science Department 2014
  • Columbia Visiting Scholar Programme 2014
  • Columbia Alumni - Permanent since 2014
  • Helsinki Chancellor's Grant 2014
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Sponsorship - ACM MobiSys 2014
  • DoCS PhD Grant 2014
  • HIIT Academic Visit Grant 2014
  • Nokia Foundation Scholarship 2013
  • PhD Fellowship Grant - FIGS, Academy of Finland 2013
  • Cambridge Visiting Scholarship 2013
  • Cambridge Alumni - Permanent since 2013
  • Staff Member of The Year - Helsinki Computer Science Department 2013
  • Cover Story on ACATIIMI - Finnish National Magazine of Academy 2013
  • ACM UBICITEC Grant - ACM SenSys 2013
  • FIGS PhD Grant - ACM SIGCOMM 2013
  • FIGS PhD Grant - IEEE SECON 2013
  • HIIT Academic Visit Grant 2013
  • Nokia Foundation Scholarship 2012
  • PhD Fellowship Grant - FIGS, Academy of Finland 2012
  • Helsinki Chancellor's Grant 2012
  • ACM SIGCOMM Grant - ACM CoNEXT 2012
  • ACM PhD Grant - ACM EuroSys 2012
  • FIGS PhD Grant - ACM SIGCOMM 2012
  • HIIT Academic Visit Grant 2012
  • Representative of PhD Students for HIIT Scientific Advisory Board Evaluation 2012
  • ACM PhD Grant - ACM Middleware 2011
  • FIGS PhD Grant - Cambridge PURSUIT 2011
  • Helsinki Chancellor's Grant 2010
  • Helsinki Computer Science International Grant 2009
  • Helsinki Computer Science International Grant 2008
  • European Science Foundation (ESF) MiNEMA Grant 2008
  • NODES sponsorship to University College London (UCL) UK 2007
  • Internship offer - Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2007

 Synopsis

  • Best paper awards and recognition from ACM SIGCOMM, ACM EdgeSys, ACM SenSys CCIoT, IEEE INFOCOM
  • 2007 ~ present: awarded EU Horizon grants as Principal Investigator circa €1.1M, as Consortium Director circa €5M
  • Prior 2007: consecutive 1st-class annual scholarships, municipal candidate for international Mathematics Olympiad competition, member of debate team, starting lineup Point Guard for high school basketball team (national champion school)