Dries Buytaert

Software engineer,

PhD student,
University of Antwerp

Dries Buytaert received his MsC in Computer Science at the University of Antwerp in 2000. After having worked for ACUNIA as part of his studentship, Dries Buytaert joined ACUNIA in August 2000 to continue his work on Wonka, an Open Source Java Virtual Machine. At the same time, he started as a PhD student at the University of Antwerp under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Frans Arickx. His research interests cover several areas of dynamic and adaptive optimization technologies where the core theme of his research is harnessing run-time code generation techniques. At ACUNIA much of his work focuses on the development of an adaptive JIT compiler and a graphical window toolkit (AWT) for Wonka.


Name: Dries Buytaert
Address: Marcel de Backerstraat 26
2180 Ekeren (Belgium)
Date of birth: November 19th, 1978
Sex: Male
Marital status: Not married
Nationality: Belgian

1990 - 1996: Latin - Mathematics
College van het Eucharistisch Hart - Essen
1996 - 2000: Licenciaat Computer Science (MsC)
University of Antwerp
Thesis subject: Java AWT for embedded system.
2000 - ????: Ph. D. student in Computer Science
University of Antwerp
Thesis subject: Run-time optimization of Java Virtual Machine.

1997 - 1999: Service desk operator
Planet Internet NV (Internet Service Provider)
2000 - ????: Software engineer
I work on Wonka, ACUNIA's cleanroom Java Virtual Machine implementation. Wonka is an extremely portable and self-contained VM with its own real-time operating system (called Oswald) that provides a complete solution for embedded devices. It is a full implementation of the Java language (not just a subset) that is freely available under a BSD-alike open source license.


Linux WLAN FAQ - In 1999 I started and maintained the Linux WLAN FAQ. Today, I no longer maintain the FAQ but the work has being picked up by AbsoluteValue Systems, Inc. personnel and the Linux WLAN community. My aged version is no longer available at the original URL (http://linux.grmbl.be/wlan/) but has been archived at http://www.buytaert.net/files/wlan-faq.html. Maintained editions of the Linux WLAN FAQ can be found at http://www.linux-wlan.org/.

The goal of the Linux WLAN project is to develop a complete, standards based, wireless LAN system using the Linux operating system. What differentiates this project from the Linux wireless extensions and other Linux wireless projects is that it is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard.

The WLAN package, originally written by Mark Mathews (mailto:mark@absoval.com) and maintained by AbsoluteValue Systems, Inc. (http://www.linux-wlan.com/), can be obtained from http://www.linux-wlan.org/ and contains a device driver and support utility for Linux supporting the Intersil reference design PRISM Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Wireless LAN (WLAN) Adapters (PRISM cards for short). This design uses the PCMCIA interface and form factor.

The PRISM card is an IEEE 802.11 compliant 2.4 GHz DSSS WLAN network interface card that uses the Intersil PRISM chipset for its radio functions and the AMD PCNet-Mobile chip (AM79C930) for its Media Access Controller (MAC) function.

Copyright 2002