I am originally from Kortrijk, Belgium. After growing up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and studying in France and Mexico, working in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am currently living and working 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 academic, commercial and standardization worlds, I hope to have been able to influence it a bit.

Open PhD student position! Check out the official offer [pdf].

My current technical activities are:

  • Researcher at Inria, in the brand new EVA research team, in the beautiful center of Paris-Rocquencourt, where we are building tomorrow’s Internet of Important Things.
  • Senior Networking Design Engineer at Dust Networks/Linear Technology, 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.

This website is my personal webpage, where I try to keep an updated resume, list of publications and contact information.