Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences


Eurecom - Communication systems 
Phd Student ( 2009 - 2012)



  • Michelle Wetterwald graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Telecommunications de Bretagne, France, in 1982. She is currently a senior research engineer at EURECOM in Sophia Antipolis. Her domain of interest is the Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer of the UMTS radio protocols and its direct interconnection with the IPV6 protocol stack for the support of QoS and mobility. She has extended the UMTS experimental platform to support the UMTS MBMS (Multicast/Broadcast Multimedia Service) and the 802.21 framework. She was actively involved in the Moby Dick, Daidalos I and II and UNITE projects, acting as the project coordinator inside EURECOM.
  • She is IEEE Senior Member and member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.


  • She first worked at Thomson-CSF where she designed payload systems for telecommunications and direct TV public satellites. Later, she developed some embedded software for a sonar system. She joined IBM Networking Systems in La Gaude, France in 1988 where she worked on several products such as an ISDN Terminal Adapter with the support of X.25 Packet Mode, Wireless LAN products in 1992 followed by Network management and a configuration tool for ATM products. She contributed to 6 patents for IBM on the WLAN project. As a developer, she had to learn and apply the complete IBM development methodology.