Aaron Ding, PhD

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

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Email: Aaron.Ding (at) tudelft.nl

Group Highlight

"The Principle of Science" -- Richard Feynman

I lead the Cyber-Physical Intelligence Laboratory 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 enthusiastic PhD, MSc students and post-doctoral scholars. Projects and funding are available. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact me. Support for post-doctoral scholars is available via a number of fellowship schemes such as Marie Curie Fellowships. Just to remind the best way for students to join CPI is to participate in thesis projects & courses offered at TU Delft. For those interested in R&D at CPI, I strongly recommend the CPI guidelines.

Funding & Supports

Currently managing awarded EU Horizon grants (€5M+) as Consortium Director and PI, my research 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, Intel, Broadcom, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, Telia, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PostNL and F-Secure.



News & Awards

CPI Members


 Principal Fellows  Postdoc
  • Marcus Westberg: Trustworthy AI, EU H2020 SPATIAL Project
  • Tanesh Kumar: Healthcare Edge AI, won prestigious Nokia Foundation Jorma Ollila Grant
 PhD Researchers  Project | Teaching Assistants
  • Iris van der Wel
  • Maurus Enbergs
  • Lukas Balzasch
  • Sophian Beyerlein
  • Ivo Heikoop
  • Alexander Jansink
  • Daan van der Hoeven
  • Nikhil Daswani
  • Sophie Schaaf
 MSc BSc Students
  • Jonathan Schmid (MSc honor track)
  • Bob Warringa (MSc MoT track)
  • Jan-Mark Dannenberg (MSc MoT track)
  • Annette Kerkhoven (BSc honor track)
  • Felicia Laksanadjaja (BSc honor track)
 Affiliated Members  Alumni & Whereabouts
  • Michael Haus: PhD of TU Munich, now at Audi Headquarter in Germany
  • Mirjam van den Boogert: MSc '22 of TU Delft, win Cuperus Prize 2022, now at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Den Haag
  • Floor de Jonge: Cum Laude MSc '21 of TU Delft, now at PwC in Rotterdam
  • Stefania Stoccuto: MSc '20 of TU Delft, now at Kubota Europe in Amsterdam
  • Jakob Serlier: BSc honor '20 of TU Delft, first CMU, accepted to Columbia, now at Microsoft in Amsterdam
  • Parya Lotfi: BSc honor '20 of TU Delft, now CEO of DuckDuckGoose
  • 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

 CPI Alumni Full List  

Thesis Projects

 Open Topics

 Selected Theses - completed at CPI  
  • IT Architecture to Enable Value-based Healthcare (with PwC)
  • Edge-driven IoT Orchestration Framework for Collaborative Processing (with EWI)
  • Integration of Digital Interfaces in Outbound Logistics (with PostNL)
  • IoT Vulnerability Management with Bug Bounty Programs and Responsible Disclosure (with Deloitte)
  • The Openness of IoT Platforms (with KPMG)
  • Analyzing the Potential of Edge Computing for IoT Applications (with EY)
  • User-centered Edge based Interaction between Humans and Autonomous Vehicles (with MAS)
  • Securing High Speed Data Center Communication (funded by H2020 SSICLOPS project)
  • A Platform for Safer and Smarter IoT 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
 Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kun Zhang
  • Domain: Transfer learning on sparse data
 Princeton University  University of Oslo  University of Florida
  • Ahmed Helmy
  • Domain: Mobility and wireless data analytics
 Aalto University  Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
  • Hein Raat
  • Domain: Edge AI for health/social care
 Erasmus University Rotterdam  University of California, Irvine  University College Dublin  Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Xiang Su
  • Domain: IoT Edge consolidation
 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
 Apple  Nokia Bell Labs  Ericsson  F-Secure  Nordic Semiconductor  Telefónica