Dr. A.Y. (Aaron) Ding


Dr. Aaron Ding is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Services at TU Delft. Prior to joining TU Delft, he has worked at TU Munich with Jörg Ott in Germany, at Columbia University with Henning Schulzrinne in USA, at University of Cambridge with Jon Crowcroft in UK, and at University of Helsinki in Finland. He obtained his MSc and PhD both with distinction from the Department of Computer Science (Birthplace of Linux) at University of Helsinki. His PhD was supervised by Prof. Sasu Tarkoma and Prof. Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge).


Aaron's research focuses on edge computing, IoT architectures and distributed networking services. In particular, he has been designing and developing system and network solutions for the emerging large-scale IoT deployment, smart vehicles, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) services. Different from the cloud-centric approach, his work investigates how to harness and consolidate the power of distributed computing resources that are deployed at the network edge to reinforce cyber-physical systems in terms of performance, security, energy efficiency, and quality of experience for users. For his contributions to mobile and edge computing, he is a two-time recipient of the competitive Nokia Foundation Scholarships, and awarded the "Staff Member of the Year" by the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki. He was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM Best of CCR and PhD fellowships from the Academy of Finland and University of Helsinki. 

Being an active member of ACM, IEEE and IETF, Aaron is the founder of ACM EdgeSys and co-chair of IEEE HotPOST 2018. He has served on the Board of IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals, on the Executive Committee of IEEE Finland, and also on the IETF NomCom, responsible for nominating and selecting IETF leadership for the Internet standardization. He is the co-founder of FCG workshop series, a joint initiative to promote active collaborations between top European and Asian research institutes, including Cambridge, Delft, Helsinki, London, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, MPI, EPFL, HKUST, Peking, Tsinghua, and Fudan. 

Since 2018, Aaron is the Graduation Coordinator for the ICT section.

For new publications and project updates, please check his homepage at TU Delft.

Aaron Yi Ding

Assistant Professor

Engineering Systems and Services

Information and Communication Technology

Jo-Ann Karna

Research interests:
Edge Computing
IoT Architecture