Lin Wang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)

Phone: +31 20 598 29 36

De Boelelaan 1105, W&N R4.29
1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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.


  • 2019/12/05: Paper on traffic scheduling in SFC accepted to INFOCOM 2020.
  • 2019/09/12: Passed the University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO in Dutch).
  • 2019/09/04: Served on the PhD thesis committee of Vladimir Bozdog (VU).
  • 2019/08/01: Paper on smart street lamps as a platform accepted to Communications of the ACM.


My research is focused on networked systems, where I design and optimize networks and systems for supporting emerging (mobile) appliations. Specific topics I am working on now include: video stream processing, microservice provisioning, and in-network computing. I am principle investigator of the following projects:



  • Kamran Razavi
  • Vinod Nigade (with Henri Bal)
  • Shutong Chen (visiting)


  • Ramon Winder
  • Marios Kanakis


  • Internet Programming: Fall 2019
  • Introduction Computer Science: Fall 2019 (supervisor)
  • Computer Networks: Spring 2019 (guest lecturer)


  • 2019: HotSALSA@INFOCOM (TPC Co-Chair), ECN (Co-Chair), EdgeSys, IM, PerCom, ISPDC, Euro-Par
  • 2018: ECN (Co-Chair), DS-RT, HotPOST, ICCCN, ICC, NOMS
  • 2017: PerCom, HotPOST, DS-RT
  • 2016: CloudCom (Co-Chair for Ph.D. Consortium)