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



Education Highlight

 "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." -- Albert Einstein

As an educator, I value teaching as one of the most rewarding experiences and the most important responsibilities for a faculty member. My teaching is centered on engaging and inspiring students to explore real-world problems not only in depth but also beyond the boundaries of teaching curriculum. Independent research and team collaboration are both encouraged in my classes.

For education, I hold the Title of Docent (permanent) in Computer Science, Dutch University Teaching Qualification (BKO), and in charge of ICT MSc thesis, graduation and coordination for our faculty. By serving on the Education & Research Committee (O&O) for the University Works Council, I have been actively contributing to the international education development of TU Delft.

PhD Supervision

In role of PhD supervisor, promoter, advisor, examiner and committee, more details in CPI Lab.

 PhD Supervisor and Promoter

  • W. Toussaint, TU Delft
  • A. Wahyudi, TU Delft

 PhD Advising Committee

  • M. Haus, TU Munich
  • V. Cozzolino, TU Munich
  • L. Tonetto, TU Munich
  • I. Hafeez, University of Helsinki

 PhD Dissertation Examiner

  • E. Boz, Aalto University

 PhD Qualification Committee

  • C. Wang [GNG], TU Delft

Besides CPI members, I have been providing recommendations for PhD graduates (CPI collaborators), who successfully obtained their positions at Google and Apple.

Supervision of MSc BSc Theses

My advising focuses on discovering the interests and passion of my students, and matching them with well-scoped, fruitful projects. If you are interested in doing an exciting MSc/BSc thesis project at TU Delft, drop me a quick note via email.

 Overview
  • Supervisor for 20 Master students, TU Delft
  • Supervisor for 11 Bachelor (honor) students, TU Delft
  • Supervisor for 3 Master/Bachelor students, TU Munich
  • Supervisor for 8 Master students, University of Helsinki
 Open Topics - more details in CPI openings
  • MSc/BSc: Edge Offloading for IoT
  • MSc/BSc: Ethical Hacking for IoT
  • MSc/BSc: IoT Management via Drones
  • MSc/BSc: Securing IoT Edge Networks
  • MSc/BSc: Enhance Edge Communications with Visible Light
  • MSc/BSc: Privacy-Preserving Service Discovery in Smart Buildings
  • MSc/BSc: Secure Multipath IoT Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication
 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)
 Graduation Perspectives - future career onwards
  • Academia: Columbia, Chicago, CMU, TU Munich, Helsinki, Barcelona, Utrecht
  • Industry: Nokia, Hilti, Accenture, ABN AMRO, Kubota, Sina, Coolblue, F-Secure

Qualification and Education Records

 2020

  • [Certificate] Helsinki Docentship - full qualification to supervise and promote PhDs
  • [Certificate] Tenure Track Personal Development Programme
  • [Module Manager] SEN1622: I&C Service Design, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Module Manager] TB243IA: Interconnected World, BSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] CIE5805: Lecturer on 5G Mobile Communication for Intelligent Vehicles, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] MOT1531: Lecturer on IoT Services, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] TB141IB: Lecturer on TCP/IP and Internet Routing, BSc Level, TU Delft

 2019

  • [Certificate] Dutch University Teaching Qualification (BKO)
  • [Qualification] University Teaching Qualification: Teach, TU Delft
  • [Qualification] University Teaching Qualification: Assess, TU Delft
  • [Qualification] University Teaching Qualification: Develop, TU Delft
  • [Qualification] University Teaching Qualification: Supervise, TU Delft
  • [Module Manager] SEN1622: I&C Service Design, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] TB243IA: Interconnected World, BSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] CIE5805: Lecturer on 5G Mobile Communication for Intelligent Vehicles, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] MOT1531: Lecturer on IoT and 5G Services, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] TB141IA: Lecturer on TCP/IP and Internet Routing, BSc Level, TU Delft

 2018

  • [Certificate] English Proficiency Qualification for University Lecturing: C1 High (equivalent IELTS 8.0)
  • [Teach] SEN1622: Lecturer for I&C Service Design, MSc Level, TU Delft
  • [Teach] Security and Privacy in Distributed Systems (invited lecture), PhD Level, University of Oulu

 2017 and Before

  • [Teach] Edge Computing and Communication Seminar - MSc 2017, TU Munich
  • [Teach] Do-It-Yourself Networking - MSc 2016, TU Munich
  • [Teach] Protocol Design - MSc 2016, TU Munich
  • [Teach] Internet for All Seminar - BSc 2016, TU Munich
  • [Qualification] University Pedagogy - Practical Teaching Skills 2015, University of Helsinki
  • [Qualification] University Pedagogy - Effective Small Group Teaching 2014, University of Helsinki
  • [Teach] Network Programming (in C, Linux & Unix) - MSc 2013, University of Helsinki