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

Email: lin [dot] wang [at] vu [dot] nl
Address: De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the HPDC group in the Computer Systems section of the Department of Computer Science at VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I am also an Adjunct Professor at TU Darmstadt, Germany. I am generally interested in distributed systems and networking. Currently, my research is focused on data center in-network computing and distributed (edge) systems for machine learning. I am the recipient of a Google Research Scholar Award and an Athene Young Investigator Award of TU Darmstadt. I am a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of ACM.

At VU Amsterdam, I am the coordinator of the MSc Computer Science track Internet and Web Technology and a member of the program committee for BSc Computer Science.

I am always looking for motivated students to join my research projects. If you are curious about how to build next-generation data centers and how to deploy modern ML-powered applications on them efficiently, I will have something to offer you, as a bachelor project, a master thesis project, or a stand-alone research project.

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During July 2016 - November 2018, I worked as an area head and a research group leader at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Before that, I had a brief stay as a research associate at SnT Luxembourg. I obtained my PhD 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 visiting researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain.

“What I cannot create, I do not understand.” – Richard P. Feynman

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