Adam Dunkels

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Adam Dunkels
Born (1978-05-28) May 28, 1978 (age 42)
Known forContiki, lwIP, uIP, protothreads

Adam Dunkels (born 1978) is a Swedish entrepreneur, programmer and founder of Thingsquare.

His father was Andrejs Dunkels, professor in Mathematics. His mother was Kerstin Vännman also professor. His work is mainly focused on networking technology and distributed communication for small embedded devices and wireless sensor networks on the Internet. Dunkels is best known to the embedded community as the author of the uIP (micro-IP) 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.[1]

His book Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP - the Next Internet, co-authored with Jean-Philippe Vasseur and with a foreword by Vint Cerf, was published in 2010.[2]

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's white paper.[3]

Dunkels received the 2008 EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award for his PhD thesis "Programming Memory-Constrained Networked Embedded Systems".[4]

Networked embedded software[edit]

Many of Dunkels's small implementations are used in commercial products from companies, including ABB, Altera, BMW, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, GE, HP, Volvo Technology and Xilinx. They include:


  1. ^ Innovator Under 35: Adam Dunkels, 31 - MIT Technology Review. (2009-08-19). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  2. ^ Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet: Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Adam Dunkels: 9780123751652: Books. Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  3. ^ IP for Smart Objects Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Adam Dunkels and Jean-Philippe Vasseur, September 2008. IPSO Alliance White Paper #1
  4. ^ Adam Dunkels. ""Programming Memory-Constrained Networked Embedded Systems."" (PDF). Retrieved 21 April 2017.

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