I am originally from Kortrijk, Belgium. After growing up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, studying in France and Mexico, and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, I currently live and work in the beautiful city of Paris, France.
I am an insatiable enthusiast of low-power wireless mesh technologies. It doesn’t matter whether these are applied to Wireless Sensor Networks, Machine-to-Machine or the Internet of Things, I truly think that they are a revolutionary technology.
For the decade or so I have been working on it, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the smartest people in the field, and through contributions in the commercial, academic and standardization worlds, I hope to have impacted it.
My current technical activities are:
- Research Scientist & Innovator at Inria, in the EVA research team, in the beautiful center of Paris, where we are building tomorrow’s Internet of Important Things.
- Founder and scientific advisor to Falco, a startup company that revolutionizes how marinas are managed.
- Senior Networking Design Engineer at Dust Networks products at Analog Devices, the world leader in ultra-low power wireless mesh networking.
- Founder and coordinator of UC Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source platform to experiment with low-power mesh standards.
- Co-chair of the IETF 6TiSCH Working Group, where we standardize how to use IETF low-power wireless standards (6LoWPAN, RPL, CoAP) on top of the new IEEE802.15.4e TSCH MAC protocol.
I’m also member of the IETF Internet-of-Things Directorate.