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mkovatsc Matthias Kovatsch
Dipl.-Ing. Univ.

ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Department of Computer Science
Institute for Pervasive Computing
Universitätstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland

phone: +41 44 63 20687
fax: +41 44 63 21659

Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Kovatsch is an Internet of Things researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland with a focus on Web technology for highly resource-constrained devices. He is active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the IoT Industry Working Group by the Eclipse Foundation, and the Contiki OS community. In 2011, he was also a visiting researcher at SICS Swedish ICT in Kista, Sweden.

His background is rooted in electrical engineering and computer science through an interdisciplinary study course. He received the academic degree Dipl.-Ing. (equiv. to M.Sc.) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in November 2008. During his studies, he was working with Siemens Pte Ltd Singapore and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). At the latter, he also conducted his diploma thesis, developing a ZigBee-based application framework for medical wireless sensor networks. Since March 2009, he is at ETH Zurich, Switzerland and a Ph.D. candidate in the Distributed Systems Group of the Institute for Pervasive Computing.

Research Interests


Wireless Sensor Networks...
  • Seamless Internet connectivity through 6LoWPAN
  • A common application layer and programming model for networked embedded systems


...towards the Web of Things (WoT)


CoAP JavaScript implementation

Copper (Cu) CoAP user-agent for Firefox

CoAP JavaScript implementation
CoAP C implementation

Erbium (Er) REST Engine for Contiki

CoAP C implementation
CoAP Java implementation

Californium (Cf) CoAP framework in Java

CoAP Java implementation
Security for Californium

Scandium (Sc) Security for Californium

DTLS 1.2 implementation
CoAP App-server for Californium

Actinium (Ac) App-server for Californium

CoAP Web scripting


Selected Talks

Theses Supervised

Project Wiki

All projects are documented in the Project Wiki. It also offers general information on theses and their requirements.

Available Projects

Available Projects

L Actinium 2.0 – From a Prototype to Production Quality Matthias Kovatschavailable
B/M/L Design and Implementation of an Internet of Things Sensing Platform Matthias Kovatschavailable
B/M Scalability Evaluation of IoT Cloud Services Matthias Kovatschavailable
B/L The Copper (Cu) CoAP user-agent for Chrome Matthias Kovatschavailable

Assigned Projects

Assigned Projects

L A Practical Approach to Web Semantics for M2M Communication Yassin HassanMatthias Kovatsch,
Simon Mayer
FS 14

Completed Projects

Completed Projects

M Scalability for IoT Cloud Services Martin LanterMatthias KovatschFS 13
B Enriching IoT Cloud Platforms with CoAP Adrian KündigMatthias KovatschFS 13
M Opportunistic Sensing for Domestic Smart Energy Systems Nico EigenmannMatthias KovatschFS 12
M A Smart City Infrastructure Francesco CorazzaMatthias KovatschFS 12
M Securing the Constraint Application Protocol Stefan JuckerMatthias KovatschFS 12
B Application Kernels for Smart Home Environments Gianluca VinzensMatthias KovatschFS 12
B Extending the eMeter Framework with CoAP Stefan WilliMatthias KovatschFS 12
B The Networked Alarm Clock David IttenMatthias KovatschHS 11
B Actinium: An App Server for the Smart Home Martin LanterMatthias KovatschHS 11
L Californium: A CoAP Framework in Java Dominique Im Obersteg,
Daniel Pauli
Matthias KovatschFS 11
L Prototyping Smart Appliances Christof Baumann,
Nico Eigenmann
Matthias KovatschFS 11
L Mit IPv6 die physikalische Welt erreichen
IPv6 Connectivity to the Physical World
Andreas Börrnert,
Dominik Menzi
Matthias KovatschFS 10


HS 2012

HS 2011

HS 2010

FS 2010

HS 2009

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