Aaron Yi 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



Project Highlight

"The Principle of Science" -- Richard Feynman

I have been leading and involved in many R&D projects (H2020, Marie Curie ITN, German DAAD, EIT and Tekes Finland) in tight collaboration with leading industrial companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, Telia, Elisa, NEC and F-Secure. My latest focus is on Edge AI and Data Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems, as reflected in open topics at CPI Lab. The projects outlined below illustrate my research schemes, domains, and track records.

Current Projects

 iSafe: IoT Safety Living Lab

 SecureLight
  • Funding: Safety & Security Institute, TU Delft
  • Duration: 2020 - 2021
  • Role: Co-PI
  • This project will systematically analyze the visible light communication (VLC) security myths and facts, and exploit the natural characteristics of light to create insights, technology, and methodologies for securing VLC networks. Through SecureLight, we will carry out live and user-centric demonstration in the Infrarium container.
 Infrarium
  • Funding: TBM, TU Delft
  • Duration: 2020 - 2021
  • Role: Co-PI
  • The Infrarium is a mobile cyber-physical reconfigurable experimental laboratory similar to an escape room, where players experience the urgency and emotional tension involved in managing the evolution of energy infrastructures during energy transition. We aim to bring awareness of the complexity and interdependencies of energy transition, to create the experience of urgency, to support decision making under stressful situations, and to investigate how novel IoT visible light ensures data communication and interaction between simulation and users, sensors, actuators, dials.
 Do IoT Fieldlab Zuid-Holland
  • Funding: MRDH
  • Duration: 2019 - 2021
  • Role: Edge Computing for IoT
  • Partners: TNO, City of Delft - The Hague - Rotterdam
  • Project Site

Completed Projects

 Trust IoT Edge Computing

 SSICLOPS
  • Funding: EC Horizon 2020
  • Duration: 2015 - 2018
  • Role: work package on securing private cloud communications
  • Partners: Cambridge, TUM, RWTH Aachen, T-Mobile, NEC, NetApp, F-Secure
  • Project Site
 Secure IoT Sensing in Smart Buildings
  • Funding: Bavaria California Technology Center
  • Duration: 2017 - 2018
  • Role: Co-PI
  • Partner: University of California Irvine
  • Project Site
 Edge Communication with Visible Light
  • Funding: Global Incentive Fund, TU Munich
  • Duration: 2017 - 2018
  • Role: Co-PI
  • Partner: Peking University
  • Project Site
 D2D Trust Ecosystem
  • Funding: DAAD
  • Duration: 2017 - 2018
  • Role: Co-PI
  • Partner: HKUST
  • Project Site
 SoftOffload
  • Funding: EIT
  • Duration: 2014 - 2017
  • Project Leader
  • Partners: Cambridge, University of Helsinki, EIT
  • Project Site
 TAKE-5G
  • Funding: Finland 5thGear Program
  • Duration: 2015 - 2016
  • Role: work package on 5G large-scale testbed
  • Partners: Nokia, Intel, Huawei, Ericsson, Elisa, Telia, F-Secure
  • Project Site
 Cyber Trust
  • Funding: DIMECC
  • Duration: 2015 - 2016
  • Role: work package on SDN/NFV security
  • Partners: Nokia, Ericsson, Elisa, F-Secure
  • Project Site
 Cloud Security Service (CloSe)
  • Funding: Tekes
  • Duration: 2014 - 2016
  • Project Manager at University of Helsinki
  • Partners: Nokia, F-Secure, SSH
  • Project Site
 Virtual Network Element (VirNe)
  • Funding: Nokia
  • Duration: 2014 - 2015
  • Role: work package on service chaining for mobile cloud
  • Partner: Nokia
 Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Funding: Tekes
  • Duration: 2012 - 2015
  • Role: work package on energy efficient communications
  • Partners: Nokia, Ericsson, TeliaSonera, F-Secure
  • Project Site
 EIT SDN
  • Funding: EIT
  • Duration: 2013 - 2014
  • Role: work package on WiFi offloading platform
  • Partners: Deutsche Telekom, TU Berlin, TU Munich, INRIA
  • Project Site
 MADNet
  • Funding: Deutsche Telekom
  • Duration: 2011 - 2013
  • Role: work package on mobile data offloading in metropolitan areas
  • Partners: Deutsche Telekom, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Project Site
 FISHOK
  • Funding: TiViT
  • Duration: 2009 - 2012
  • Role: work package on congestion control for future Internet
  • Partners: Nokia, Nokia Networks, Ericsson, TeliaSonera, F-Secure
  • Project Site
 Wireless Broadband Access (WiBrA)
  • Funding: Tekes
  • Duration: 2010 - 2012
  • Role: work package on advanced IP signaling for multi-interfaced mobile devices
  • Partners: Nokia, Nokia Networks, TeliaSonera
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 WISEciti
  • Funding: Tekes
  • Duration: 2008 - 2010
  • Role: work package on handover management and security in wireless IP access
  • Partners: Nokia, Ericsson, TeliaSonera
  • Project Site
 NEON
  • Funding: Nokia
  • Duration: 2007
  • Nokia sub-contract researcher on virtualization-based migration for VoIP services
  • Project Site