Adam Dunkels biography

Adam Dunkels

Entrepreneur, Person

1978 –


Who is Adam Dunkels?

Adam Dunkels, Ph.D., is a Swedish entrepreneur, programmer and founder of Thingsquare. His work is mainly focused on networking technology and distributed communication for small embedded devices and wireless sensor networks on the Internet. Adam is best known to the embedded community as the author of the uIP and lwIP TCP/IP protocol stacks. He is also the creator of protothreads and author of the Contiki operating system. The MIT Technology Review placed him on the TR35 list of world's top 35 innovators under 35, in 2009.

His book Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP - the Next Internet, co-authored with JP Vasseur and with a foreword by Vint Cerf, was published in 2010.

He is a founder of the IPSO Alliance, who promotes IP networking for smart objects such as embedded systems and wireless sensors, and author of the alliance' white paper.

Adam Dunkels received the 2008 EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award for his PhD thesis "Programming Memory-Constrained Networked Embedded Systems."


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May 28, 1978
  • LuleĆ„ University of Technology

on July 23, 2013

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