Bio

Thomas Watteyne is a Senior Networking Design Engineer at Linear Technology, in the Dust Networks product group, which specializes 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 6TiSCH working 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 started Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks in M2M applications. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom, Orange Labs. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) and MSc in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France.