I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Computer Systems group in the Department of Computer Science at VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I am also affiliated as an Athene Young Investigator at the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt, Germany. During Jul 2016 - Nov 2018, I headed the Smart Urban Networks group in the Telecooperation (TK) Lab at TU Darmstadt. Before that, I was a Research Associate at SnT Luxembourg. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science with distinction from the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). During Sep 2012 - Jan 2014, I was a visting researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain.
Note: I am looking for motivated students to work on practical projects related to networked systems implementation and performance measurement. Please drop me an email if you are interested.
My research is focused on networked systems, where I design and optimize computer systems for supporting emerging (mobile) appliations such as augmented reality. Topics include edge computing, in-network processing, novel network protocols, and cloud computing in general. I am principle investigator of the following projects:
SmartEdge: Concepts and Methods for Edge Computing: A modern edge computing software architecture design and resource management for supporting emerging mobile applications. (DFG, ~350K Euro)
Microservice Autoscaling and Caching for Edge Computing: Mechanisms for addressing the adaptivity of computing systems from a service-centric view. (DFG, ~200K Euro)