Mathilde Durvy obtained her Master’s (2002) and a PhD (2007) from EPFL in Communication Systems. She is currently a project leader at Cisco, a multi-national company present in Switzerland.
At Cisco, she was initially involved in applied research on the “Internet of Things.” This makes it possible for smart-objects to sense the physical world and communicate their data to diverse applications. Mathilde is the co-author of micro-IPv6, an open-source project enabling potentially billions of sensors to communicate their collected information using the IPv6 protocol and hence to connect to existing networks.
Currently, she is working on the “Cisco Technology Radar”, a project which allows Cisco to identify key technology trends that may impact its business early on. She is also leading a new activity on patent intelligence, extracting insight from the large body of patent literature to help Cisco better understand how technologies and the industry evolve.