Research Interests: Wireless Sensor Networks, Low-Power Operation, Self-Organization, Standardization, Implementation.
Thomas worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of California in Berkeley, working in Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister's team. He has initiated OpenWSN, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks in M2M applications. From October 2005 to September 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom R&D/Orange Labs working on energy efficiency and self-organizing for wireless multihop networks, together with the CITI Laboratory, France. At that time, he has also been a member of the Student Activity and Award and Recognitions Committees, while serving as the Electronic Communications Coordinator of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Russia). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) and MSc in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France. He has published several journal and conference papers, holds two patents, has contributed to three books, has given several international short-courses, and participated in standardization activities. He has been TPC member and member of the organizing committee of various conferences. He is reviewer for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals and a Member of the IEEE.
OpenWSN: Open-Source Standards-Based Protocol Stacks for Wireless Sensor Networks [BPN477]
We are building a multi-platform, multi-operating system, fully standards-compliant interoperable
wireless sensor network stack. Major standardization bodies have been looking at how wireless multi-
hop networks should operate reliably (IEEE 802.15.4E, IETF RPL), how they can integrate within the
Internet (IETF 6LoWPAN), and how utilities and end users should interact (OpenADR). All of these
standards are being finalized. The OpenWSN project aims at federating these standards into a fully-
functional protocol stack, at implementing these on a number of hardware and software platforms, and
at testing the resulting network in realistic residential, commercial and industrial facilities. All
of the software developed is open-source and accessible at http://openwsn.berkeley.edu/.