Aaron Ding, PhD

Assistant Professor, TU Delft
Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki
Cyber-Physical Intelligence (CPI) Lab

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

Group Highlight

I lead the Cyber-Physical Intelligence Lab (CPI Lab) in the Department of Engineering Systems and Services at TU Delft. Our lab focuses on Edge AI solutions for cyber-physical systems in smart health, energy and mobility domains through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research across science, engineering and design disciplines. The projects run by CPI Lab are at the intersection of distributed computing, data intelligence, networking and security. CPI Lab is affiliated with Cambridge NetOS Group, Columbia IRT Lab, 4TU Center for Resilience Engineering, Delft Power Web Institute, Delft IoT Consortium, Delft Cyber Security Group, Helsinki NODES Lab, TU Munich Connected Mobility Lab.

CPI Lab is always open to new enthusiastic PhD, MSc students and post-doctoral scholars. A range of projects are available. If you are interested then please do not hesitate to contact me. Support for post-doctoral scholars is available via a number of fellowship schemes. Again, please contact me for more information. Just to remind the best way for students to join CPI is to participate in the thesis projects and courses I offered at TU Delft. For those interested in R&D, I strongly recommend the CPI guidelines.

Funding & Supports

Our research (including my former work) has been supported by generous funding and gifts from Nokia Foundation, EC Horizon 2020, Marie Curie ITN, EIT Digital, MRDH, TU Delft Safety and Security Institute, DAAD, Bavaria California Technology Center, TUM Global Incentive Fund, Academy of Finland, and Tekes. Numerous projects are in collaboration and supported by industrial partners including Nokia, Broadcom, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, Telia, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PostNL and F-Secure.



CPI News

CPI Awards and Honors

CPI Members


 Principal Fellows  PhD Researchers  MSc BSc Students
  • Artur Loorpuu (MSc)
  • Ernst de Groot (MSc)
  • Davey Nijland (MSc)
  • Stefania Stoccuto (MSc)
  • Aksel de Vries (MSc)
  • Jasper Kuijpers (MSc)
  • Timo Vos (BSc honor track)
  • David Lensen (BSc honor track)
  • Pauline Slieker (BSc honor track)
 Affiliated Members  Alumni & Whereabouts
  • Tijs Ziere: MSc '20 of TU Delft, now at Netherlands Red Cross in Den Haag
  • Kevin Oost: MSc '20 of TU Delft, first PostNL, now at Gen25 Salesforce in Amsterdam
  • Niket Agrawal: MSc '20 of TU Delft, first TNO, now at ICT Management TU Delft
  • Jakob Serlier: BSc honor '20 of TU Delft, first Carnegie Mellon University, now accepted to Columbia
  • Michiel Huisman: MSc '19 of TU Delft, MSc distinction degree, first EY, now at Celonis in Amsterdam
  • Lars Mosterd: MSc'19 of TU Delft, MSc distinction degree, first KPMG, now at Smart Data in Den Haag
  • Gianluca Limon: MSc '19 of TU Delft, first Deloitte, now at Hilti Corporation in Switzerland
  • Nick Rakas: MSc '19 of TU Delft, now at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam
  • Otis van der Meij: BSc '19 of TU Delft, now at Barcelona School of Management
  • Yanhe Liu: MSc alumni, at Sina Weibo in Beijing -- the dominant social network (aka Twitter of China)
  • Lauri Suomalainen: MSc alumni, at Klinik Healthcare Solutions in Helsinki
  • Emad Nikkhouy: MSc alumni, at Samsung Upday in Berlin
  • Noora Joensuu: MSc alumni, first Ericsson, now at Softability in Helsinki
  • Peng Liu: MSc alumni, at Mapbox in Helsinki -- with his CES award winning App
  • Yonghao Li: MSc alumni, at Nets Group in Helsinki -- check his product review from The Verge

 Alumni Full List  

CPI Thesis Projects

 Open Topics

 Selected Theses  
  • Edge-driven IoT Orchestration Framework for Collaborative Processing (with EWI)
  • Enhancing the Integration of Digital Interfaces in Outbound Logistics (with PostNL)
  • Enhancing Vulnerability Management for IoT Devices with Bug Bounty Programs and Responsible Disclosure (with Deloitte)
  • The Openness between Platforms. What Changes in an IoT Context? (with KPMG)
  • Edge Computing on the Rise: Business Model Tool for Analyzing the Potential of Edge Computing for IoT Applications (with EY)
  • A User Centered, Edge based Interaction between Humans and Autonomous Vehicles (with MAS)
  • Securing High Speed Data Center Communications (funded by H2020 SSICLOPS project)
  • A Platform for Safer and Smarter Networks (funded by Tekes CloSe project)
  • An SDN Platform for Traffic Offloading (funded by EIT SDN project)
  • Monitoring Service Chains in the Cloud (funded by Nokia VirNe project)
  • Aviqa: A VoIP Softphone for Analyzing Speech and Video Quality (funded by Ericsson)

CPI Guidelines

 Research & Experiment

 Scientific Venues to Follow
  • ACM: SIGCOMM, MobiCom, UbiComp, SOSP, EuroSys, SenSys, MobiSys, SIGMETRICS, CoNEXT, IMC
  • Top Journals in Networking Systems
 Best Papers  Career & Tips  Hacking Path

International Collaborators

 University of Cambridge

 Columbia University  Technical University of Munich
  • Jörg Ott
  • Domain: Edge computing and Internet of Vehicles (IoV)
 University of Helsinki
  • Sasu Tarkoma
  • Domain: 5G, edge security, and mobile data analytics
 Princeton University  University of Oslo  Aalto University  University of Florida
  • Ahmed Helmy
  • Domain: Mobility and wireless data analytics
 Erasmus University Rotterdam  University of California, Irvine  University College Dublin  VU Amsterdam
  • Lin Wang
  • Domain: Mobile edge computing and communications
 University of Tartu  University of Bern
  • Zhongliang Zhao
  • Domain: Edge computing for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Drones
 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Pan Hui
  • Domain: D2D trust ecosystem
 Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Yong Li
  • Domain: D2D communications
 Peking University, Beijing
  • Chenren Xu
  • Domain: Visible light based edge communication
 Fudan University, Shanghai  Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Weixiong Rao
  • Domain: Transfer learning based edge analytics
 Telefónica  Ericsson  F-Secure  Nokia Bell Labs