François Buntschu

François Buntschu

Professor of Computer Science and Communication Systems

Haute école d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Fribourg


Since 1993 within different network integrator companies, I used to design, implement and develop Enterprise Networks (LAN/WAN/Security) around Switzerland, using products like Nortel (former Wellfleet/Bay Networks), IBM or Cisco components. In September 1999, I achieved my Cisco CCIE Certification in Routing & Switching (CCIE#5093).

I joined the University of applied Sciences of Fribourg in 2001. I’m member of the Institute of Smart and secured Systems (iSIS). I’m active in Teaching, Ra&D projects, in the Cisco Academy and Security Academy present in our University. I’m also member of the Swiss IPv6 Council and ISOC Swiss Chapter.

My main activities at the University of applied Sciences of Fribourg are:

  • Infrastructure as a Code
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Software Defined Network
  • Network Security
  • Network Virtualization
  • Telco Cloud
  • Cisco DevNet Associate, 2021

    Cisco Academy

  • MAS in Information and Communication Technologies, 2007


  • CCIE Routing and Switching, 1999

    Cisco Brussels

  • BSc in Computer Sciences, 1992

    University of applied sciences of Fribourg


Network Security
Network Automation
Telco Cloud


Nov 2001 – Present Fribourg
  • Bachelor and Master Lectures
  • Telecommunication labs platforms design and maintenance (VMWare, VoIP, …)
  • Resp. of local Cisco Academy
  • CCNA/CCNP/DevNet Instructor in our local Cisco Academy
  • Member of the Applied Research Institute for Smart and Secure Systems.
Team Leader
Oct 1998 – Oct 2001 Lausanne/Bern
  • Head of the “Customer Service Data” in Lausanne
  • Project Manager in Bern
Team leader
Global One Communication
Jun 1996 – Sep 1998 Lausanne
  • Design and Development of the Internet Backbone across Switzerland
  • Leader of the Internet Support Team
  • Management and development of several projects to improve Internet services.
Network Engineer
Applitec AG
Aug 1993 – May 1996 Baar (ZG)/ Gland
  • Design and Installation of LAN/WAN for end-customer across Switzerland
  • Technical Support to the sales people



March. 2019 - Sept. 2019 / Tactical AdHoc Network Prediction and Emulation (with armasuisse).


Jul. 2017 - March. 2019 / Tactical AdHoc Network Prediction and Emulation (with armasuisse).


Jul. 2016 - Dec. 2017 / Tactical AdHoc Network Emulation (with armasuisse).


Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2015 / Smart Energy Box security.


Mar. 2014 - Dec. 2014 / European Project with the enterprise CDI.


Mar. 2013 - Mar. 2014 / RCSO-TIC Project. The aim is to study this new SDN (Software Defined Network) technologie.


Jun. 2012 - Jun. 2013 / CTI (KTI) Project with the enterprise Wifag Polytype.


Dec. 2009 - Dec. 2012 / NPR/PST (Nouvelle Politique Régionale/Pôle Scientifique et Technologique) Project. This aim of this project is to provide prevention and analysis information about actual and future risks for Swiss small and medium enterprises (SME) connected to the global Internet.


Dec. 2009 - Dec. 2012 / HEIA-FR Project. The aim of this project was to developp an application running on the Apple iPhone, allowing the user to make a virtual visit of our campus and finding information on people and their corresponding office or looking and getting information on our university and all its department


Dec. 2008 - Oct. 2009 / HES-SO Project (with Hepia and HEIG-VD). The aim of this project was to prove the reliability of the idQuantique equipement for the Telecom 09 exposition.

VA-IP (Video and Audio over IP)

Mar. 2005 - Dec. 2006 / European Project (Eureka)

Wireless LAN at HEIA-FR

Jan. 2004 - Dec. 2004 / The goal of this project was to introduce wireless LAN in our University, and our department was responsible for the pilote phase. This pilote phase has started the 1st January and has finished end of 2004.

SCTP (Stream Control Transport Protocol)

May 2002 - Aug. 2003 / HES-SO Project. This was a study of the SCTP protocol used to carry SS7 telephon signalisation over IP. See the project page for more details : SCTP vs TCP/UDP.