Accomplished entrepreneur, inventor, system architect/developer, and author in Smart Grid, Internet of Things, and Wireless Sensor Networks. Lead architect and developer of Cisco’s award-winning Field Area Network solution. Built some of the world's first and largest IP-based, low-power mesh networks for Smart Grid, Defense, and Environmental Monitoring. Editor and co-author of leading standards and co-inventor of 9 issued and 87 pending US patents that extend the Internet architecture to deeply embedded networks. Currently focused on building a network infrastructure based on open standards for Smart Grid and Smart Cities applications. Extensive experience in network architectures, protocols, and algorithms for large-scale and resource-constrained embedded networks.

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Standards Specifications

  1. RFC 4944: Transmission of IPv6 Packets over IEEE 802.15.4 Networks
    Gabriel Montenegro, Nandakishore Kushalnagar, Jonathan Hui, and David Culler.
  2. RFC 6206: The Trickle Algorithm
    Philip Levis, Thomas Clausen, Jonathan Hui, Omprakash Gnawali, and JeongGil Ko.
  3. RFC 6282: Compression Format for IPv6 Datagrams over IEEE 802.15.4-Based Networks
    Jonathan Hui and Pascal Thubert.
  4. RFC 6550: RPL: IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks
    Tim Winter, Pascal Thubert, Anders Brandt, Jonathan Hui, Richard Kelsey, Philip Levis, Kris Pister, Rene Struik, JP Vasseur, and Roger Alexander.
  5. RFC 6553: The RPL Option for Carrying RPL Information in Data-Plane Datagrams
    Jonathan Hui and JP Vasseur.
  6. RFC 6554: An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with RPL
    Jonathan Hui, JP Vasseur, Vishwas Manral, and David Culler.

Selected Publications

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  1. IPv6 in Low-Power Wireless Networks
    Jonathan W. Hui and David E. Culler. In Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 98, no. 11, pp. 1865-1878, November, 2010.
  2. IP is Dead, Long Live IP for Wireless Sensor Networks
    Jonathan W. Hui and David E. Culler. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, November 05 - 07, 2008). SenSys '08. ACM, New York, NY.
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  3. 6LoWPAN: Extending IP to Low-Power, Wireless Personal Area Networks
    Jonathan W. Hui and David E. Culler. IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 37-45, Jul/Aug, 2008.


  1. University of California at Berkeley, 2008
    Ph.D. in Computer Science
    Cumulative GPA: 4.00/4.00
  2. University of California at Berkeley, 2005
    M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Cumulative GPA: 4.00/4.00
  3. Carnegie Mellon University, 2003
    B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science
    Cumulative GPA: 3.93/4.00
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