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Research Seminar: Designing and Implementing the Internet of (Important) Things

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Speaker: Thomas Watteyne, Senior Networking Design Engineer, Dust Networks Product Group, Linear Technology
Event date: Monday, 15 July 2013 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Place: Weicker Building -Room B001 Ground floor, 4 rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg

Abstract: The Internet of Things revolution is at our doorstep and with it an epochal turnpoint in wireless network design. Major standardization bodies work on low-power wireless mesh networks, how they can operate reliably (WirelessHART, IEEE802.15.4e, IETF RPL) and how they integrate within the Internet (IETF 6LoWPAN, CoAP). This talk will highlight the challenges faced when designing lowpower wireless mesh networks, the main pitfalls and solutions.
Numerous use cases, examples and lessons learnt will be taken from open-source and commercial implementations, including the SmartMesh IP product line, as well as from the recent work at the IETF 6TSCH group.
Thomas Watteyne is a Senior Networking Design Engineer at Dust Networks/Linear Technology, a Silicon Valley company specializing in ultra-low power and highly reliable Wireless Sensor Networking. He
designs networking solutions based on a variety of IoT standards and promotes the use of highly reliable standards such as IEEE802.15.4e.
He is co-chairing the new IETF 6TSCH group, which aims at standardizing how to use IEEE802.15.4e TSCH in IPv6-enabled mesh networks. Prior to Dust Network, Thomas was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Prof. Kristofer Pister. He created Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks in M2M applications. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) and MSc in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France.