Aaron Ding, PhD

Director of Cyber-Physical Intelligence
Tenured Asst Professor (UD1), TU Delft
Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki

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


Dr. Aaron Ding is leading the Cyber-Physical Intelligence (CPI) Lab in the Dept. of Engineering Systems and Services at TU Delft. As Tenured Asst Professor (UD1) at TU Delft and Adjunct Professor (permanent) in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, he has over 14 years of R&D experience across EU, UK and USA. Prior to TU Delft, he has worked at TU Munich with Jörg Ott, at Columbia University with Henning Schulzrinne, at University of Cambridge with Jon Crowcroft. He obtained undergrad MSc and PhD degrees all with distinctions (5/5) from the Department of Computer Science (Birthplace of Linux) at the University of Helsinki. His PhD is supervised by Prof. Sasu Tarkoma and Prof. Jon Crowcroft at Cambridge. As funded by Nokia Foundation, vital part of his PhD programme is completed physically at University of Cambridge and at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Ding has been awarded EU research funding as Consortium Director (€5M) and Principal Investigator (€1.1M) by leading a series of international and national R&D projects (H2020, Marie Curie ITN, German DAAD, EIT Digital, Tekes Finland) in tight collaboration with industrial companies Nokia, Ericsson, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, Broadcom, Telia, Telefónica and F-Secure. His research focuses on edge computing, edge AI, and data-driven IoT services. Being an active member of ACM, IEEE and IETF, he is the founder of ACM EdgeSys, Associate Editor for ACM TIOT, IEEE OJ-ITS and MTI. For contributions to mobile edge computing, his work has received best paper awards and recognition from ACM SIGCOMM, ACM EdgeSys, ACM SenSys CCIoT, and IEEE INFOCOM. He is also awarded "Staff Member of the Year" in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. As a co-founder of FCN, he initiated the series to promote collaborations between top European and Asian research institutes, including Cambridge, Helsinki, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Stockholm, MPI, EPFL, HKUST, Tsinghua, Peking, and Fudan. Dr. Ding is a two-time recipient of the esteemed Nokia Foundation Scholarships.


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Delft is Cool

After moving to Delft, my wife and I have discovered a lot of fun here. Comparing to Munich and Helsinki (both we really love), Delft is cozy, discreet, artistic and culture dignifying. It features many bridges, river passages, and a soothing atmosphere, very much like Cambridge. While comparing with New York City, Delft is relatively quiet and peaceful, but of no less energy -- thanks to all the young and entrepreneurial students in this famous university town.

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