Wireless Mesh Networks for Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Narasimha Chari, CTO ABB Wireless Communication Systems
Organizer: MP Divakar, IEEE ComSoc SCV Officer

Session Abstract:Our December 2012 meeting focused on how pushing connectivity deeper into meters, appliances etc. would affect the energy industry. This meeting continues the theme of the internet going beyond people to interconnecting things and takes a more focused look at usage of multi-hop wireless as a way to do this. The speakers are from a UC Berkeley incubated startup, Dust Networks, which is now a part of Linear Technology, a long time global leader in analog semiconductors and modules.

Speaker: Thomas Watteyne

Bio: Thomas Watteyne is a Senior Networking Design Engineer at Dust Networks/Linear Technology, a company specializing in ultra-low power and highly reliable Wireless Sensor Networking. He designs networking solutions based on a variety of M2M standards and promotes the use of highly reliable standards such as IEEE802.15.4e. Prior to Dust Network, Thomas was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Prof. Kristofer Pister. He created Berkeley's OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks in M2M applications. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) and MSc in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France.

Abstract: Thomas Watteyne from Dust Networks (Linear Technology) will highlight the challenges faced by wireless multi-hop networks, before showing how communication protocols and standards can address these. Thomas will cover use cases, examples and lessons learnt from open-source and commercial implementations. His talk will touch on several standards that target reliable operation of wireless multi-hop networks (WirelessHART, IEEE 802.15.4e, IETF RPL) and how they can integrate within the Internet (IETF 6LoWPAN, CoAP).

Speaker: Ross Yu

Bio: Ross Yu is the Product Marketing Manager at Linear Technology for the Dust Networks product line. Mr. Yu and his team at Dust Networks have made significant contributions to solving the challenges inherent in the exciting field of wireless sensor networking, and Mr. Yu has been instrumental in bringing to market the industry's most reliable and lowest power wireless mesh sensor networking solutions. Mr. Yu holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Abstract: Ross Yu, also from the Dust Networks product line from Linear Technology, will talk about how Time Slotted, Channel Hopping (TSCH) wireless networks have enabled mesh solutions to deliver unmatched reliability, low power and scalability. He will highlight several end-user applications that were made practical with TSCH solutions.