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Thomas Watteyne

Thomas Watteyne (, @thomaswatteyne) is an insatiable enthusiast of low-power wireless mesh technologies. He holds and advanced research position at Inria in Paris, in the EVA research team, where he designs, models and builds networking solutions based on a variety of Internet-of-Things (IoT) standards. He is Senior Networking Design Engineer at Analog Devices, in the Dust Networks product group, the undisputed leader in supplying low power wireless mesh networks for demanding industrial process automation applications. Since 2013, he co-chairs the IETF 6TiSCH working group, which standardizes how to use IEEE802.15.4e TSCH in IPv6-enabled mesh networks, and is member of the IETF Internet-of-Things Directorate. Prior to that, Thomas was a postdoctoral research lead in Prof. Kristofer Pister’s team at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and co-leads Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks for the IoT. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom, Orange Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2008), an MSc in Networking (2005) and an MEng in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France. He is Senior member of IEEE. He is fluent in 4 languages.


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RFCs (5)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 5548 May 2009 Routing Requirements for Urban Low-Power and Lossy Networks 12 RFCs
RFC 7554 May 2015 Using IEEE 802.15.4e Time-Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) in the Internet of Things (IoT): Problem Statement 12 RFCs
RFC 8180 May 2017 Minimal IPv6 over the TSCH Mode of IEEE 802.15.4e (6TiSCH) Configuration 13 RFCs
RFC 8480 Nov 2018 6TiSCH Operation Sublayer (6top) Protocol (6P) 4 RFCs
RFC 8930 Nov 2020 On Forwarding 6LoWPAN Fragments over a Multi-Hop IPv6 Network 3 RFCs

Active Internet-Drafts (0)

Thomas has no active Internet-Drafts as of 2023-12-11.

Expired Internet-Drafts (18)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity