Welcome to the Computer Networks group!

The Computer Networks group conducts research and teaching activities focusing on networked systems of all kinds, ranging from large-scale cloud data centers to tiny low-power IoT devices. The group is headed by Prof. Lin Wang. 

> We are looking for multiple postdocs, PhDs, and SHKs to join our group. Please check the vacancies here.


  • 01.2024: Paper on efficient serverless GNN serving accepted to ACM The Web Conference (WWW) 2024.
  • 12.2023: Two papers accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2024.
  • 11.2023: RICS received the Best Paper Award at IEEE IPCCC 2023.


We focus our research on networked systems and we strive to create concepts and methods to make networked systems more efficient, scalable, usable, and sustainable. Our focus is on creating better programming tools, middleware, and protocols, leveraging the capabilities offered by emerging hardware. Our research has been generously supported by various funding sources including the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Dutch Research Council (NWO), Google Research, and Intel. 

For more information about our research directions and projects, please refer to the research page.


We offer lectures, seminars, project groups, and BSc/MSc theses projects. We are currently offering the following courses.

  • Computer Networks (WS23/24, BSc)
  • Advanced Networked Systems (SS24, MSc)
  • Proseminar: User-Space Networking (SS24, BSc)
  • Seminar: In-Network Computing (SS24, MSc)
  • Project Group: Networked Systems (SS24, MSc)

For more information about our past offerings and other teaching activities, please check the teaching page.


We are a dynamic, international team with members coming from different countries and with different backgrounds. Please check this page for a complete list of group members.


Prof. Dr. Lin Wang

Computer Networks

Room O3.149
Paderborn University
Pohlweg 51
33098 Paderborn