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) applications. Specific topics include: video stream analytics, microservice provisioning, edge computing, and in-network computing. Please check the publication page for my recent work.

Openings: 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.



Mar > Paper on edge storage system accepted to USENIX HotEdge 2020.
  > Paper on mmWave multicast scheduling accepted to IEEE WoWMoM 2020.
Feb > Invited to serve as grant proposal referee for the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
  > Obtained English proficiency qualification C2 (CEFR).
Jan > Invited to serve as guest editor for MDPI Energies special issue on energy efficiency in cloud and edge computing, submissions are welcome!


Dec > Paper on traffic scheduling in SFC accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2020.
Sep > Passed the University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO in Dutch).
  > Served on the PhD thesis committee of Vladimir Bozdog (VU).
Aug > Paper on smart street lamps as a platform accepted to Communications of the ACM.


I am principal investigator of the following projects. I feel grateful to the funding agencies for their generous support on my research.


I am fortunate to work with the following smart students.


  • 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
  • Kiran Tjikheori: efficient image compression


I have been teaching the following courses.

  • 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)


I regularly serve on the TPC of the conferences of my research field.

  • 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.