Lin Wang, Ph.D.

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

Phone: +31 20 59 87707
Address: De Boelelaan 1105, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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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.



  • Vinod Nigade (with Henri Bal)
  • Kamran Razavi
  • Julien Gedeon (with Max Mühlhäuser at TUD)
  • Shutong Chen (with Fangming Liu at HUST)
  • Jing Wu (with Fangming Liu at HUST)


  • Ramon Winder
  • Li Pan (with Fangming Liu at HUST)


  • Michel Woo
  • Tae Yong Kang
  • Lucas Faijdherbe


  • Internet Programming: 2019
  • Computer Networks: 2019 (guest lecture)


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