Lin Wang

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

🏢 NU 11A33

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 with the department of computer science at TU Darmstadt, Germany. I am interested in networked systems, where I design and optimize networks and computer systems for supporting emerging (mobile) appliations. Specific topics include: video stream analytics, microservice provisioning, edge computing, and in-network computing. Please check the publication page for my recent work.

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.


Feb 18, 2020 Invited to serve as funding proposal referee for the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
Feb 7, 2020 Obtained English proficiency qualification C2 (CEFR).
Jan 2, 2020 Invited to serve as guest editor for MDPI Energies special issue on energy efficiency in cloud and edge computing, submissions are welcome!
Dec 5, 2019 Paper on traffic scheduling in SFC accepted to INFOCOM 2020.
Sep 12, 2019 Passed the University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO in Dutch).
Sep 4, 2019 Served on the PhD thesis committee of Vladimir Bozdog (VU).
Aug 1, 2019 Paper on smart street lamps as a platform accepted to Communications of the ACM.


I am principle investigator of the following projects:



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


  • Ramon Winder: video analytics
  • Marios Kanakis: machine learning for systems
  • Bart de Haan: network hypervisor


  • Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems: Spring 2020 (lecturer)
  • Internet Programming: Fall 2019
  • Introduction to Computer Science: Fall 2019, Fall 2020
  • Computer Networks: Spring 2019 (lecturer)


  • 2020: ICFEC, NOMS, ICCCN, ICC, IFIP Networking
  • 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)

Short Bio

During Jul 2016 - Nov 2018, I worked as an Athene Young Investigator at TU Darmstadt. Before that, I had a brief stay as 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 was a visting researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain.