I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the high-performance distributed computing (HPDC) group in the Department of Computer Science at VU Amsterdam. I am also affiliated as an Athene Young Investigator at the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt. 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 Postdoctoral 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 visited at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid.
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.
SmartEdge: Concepts and Methods for Edge Computing (DFG): This project aims to abstract from technical issues of edge computing by means of the unifying model, and it will enable the sophisticated automatic handling of these issues in a runtime-adaptive manner with its novel algorithms, protocols and mechanisms.
Microservice Autoscaling and Caching for Edge Computing (DFG CRC MAKI): This project will take an alternative approach by exploring network adaptivity from a service-centric view.