Eli De Poorter is an assistant professor associated with imec and Ghent University. He received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science Engineering in 2006 and PhD in 2011, both from Ghent University. His main research interests include wireless network protocols, network architectures, wireless sensor and ad hoc networks, future internet, self-learning networks and next-generation network architectures. He is part of the program committee of several conferences and is the author or co-author of more than 80 papers published in international journals or in the proceedings of international conferences. He is also the creator of the patented IDRA architecture, a flexible communication framework for heterogeneous networked devices.