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Toktam Mahmoodi










  • We have demonstrated our work on remote Ultrasound in connected ambulance, during MWC 2019. Many thanks to Eugeniu Dimitriu, Konstantinos Antonakoglou, and the Ericsson team to make this a great success! Summary of the work can be found here.
  • I have a new PhD studentship; please check here for more details.
  • We are hosting a summer school on 5GV2X communications, as part of the 5GCAR project. Please check here for more details.
  • In collaboration with BT, Verizon, Ericsson, and Unmanned Life, we demonstrated autonomous operation of drones over 5G network, in KCL campus. See here for an illustrative video.
  • In collaboration with Ericsson and BT, we demoed our work on 5G for Haptic Communications in a tele-robotic surgery demonstration in Mobile World Congress 2017.
    Check the BT broadcast from the event for more details.
  • We demoed our research on 5G network slicing, Tactile Internet, and remote robotic intervention in the 5G World Summit.
    Check this video for a fantastic demonstration by Maria.
  • My interview with Telecom TV on 5G Ultra-low latency, during ETSI 5G summit is available here.

Recent Keynotes/Talks (Full List)

  • Keynote speech on Automated Driving empowered by Connectivity, in SMAS, Mobicom 2019, Los Cabos, October 2019.
  • Invited talk on WWWs of the Tactile Internet in the 5G World summit, London, June 2019.
  • Panel Chair, "Reality Check for connected driving", EUCNC, Valencia, June 2019.
  • Invited talk, "Autonomous Driving Empowered by Connectivity", 5G Automotive, Berlin, September 2018.
  • Panel, Mission critical panel discussion, URLLC executive industry event, London, September 2018.
  • Invited lecture, " From Long-lived IoT to real-time IoT", 2018 IEEE SPS Summer School on Internet of Things for Biomedical and Healthcare, Xiamen university, China, July 2018.
  • Invited talk, " What we really can do with 5G ultra-low latency", IEEE 5G Summit, Trento, March 2018.

Research Projects:

  • ANIARA: Automation of Network edge Infrastructure & Applications with aRtificiAl intelligence, CELTIC-NEXT, 2020-2023.
  • Primo5G: Virtual presence in moving objects, e.g. drones, through 5G (300k Euro for KCL, EC H2020, 2018-2021).
  • H2020 5GCAR: delivering 5G communications for automotive Industry (425k Euro for KCL, EC H2020, 2017-2019).
  • INITIATE: The UK Programmable Fixed and Mobile Internet Infrastructure (1.3M GBP EPSRC, 1.3M GBP industry in-kind contributions, 2017-2021),
    in partnership with U of Bristol, U of Edinburgh and Lancaster University.
  • BT Industry Project: Network Convergence for Low Latency applications, 2017-2018.
  • BT Industry Project: Flexible 5G RAN configuration with the use of network function virtualisation, 2016-2020.
  • InDEx: Information about Drinking for Ex-serving personnel, in collaboration with KCL Institute of Psychiatry (150k GBP, MRC, Start date: Aug 2016). [InDEx webpage]
  • H2020 VirtuWind: SDN/NFV implementation in industry networks (550k Euro for KCL, EC H2020 , 2015-2018). [VirtuWind webpage]
  • Ericsson Industry Project: Tactile Internet 5G design (2015-ongoing).
  • Computational Simulation model for Brain Disorders, in collaboration with South London Stroke Register (2014).
  • FIT4Green: Energy aware ICT optimization policies (EC FP7, 2010-2013).[FIT4Green webpage]
  • Mobile VCE Core 4, Delivery Efficiency programme (2006-2009).

Research Interest

My general area of interest is communication networks including:

  • Ultra-Low Latency Communication
  • Haptic Communication and Tactile Internet
  • Network Virtualisation, integration of Cloud & Mobile Networks
  • Autonomous Networks, and Neural Networks



- Computational and Mathematical Thinking for Engineers, BSc level (year 1), first & second semester.

- Optical Communications, MSc level, first semester.

- Hardware Design , BSc level (year 3), second semester.

- Network Theory, MSc level, second semester.

- Internet Systems , BSc level (year 3), first semester.

- Telecommunication Networks II , MSc level, second semester
- Introduction to Telecommunication Networks, BSc level (year 3), second semester

Contact Information
Room BH(s)5.09 (Bush House, 5th floor)
Strand Campus
London WC2B 4BG
Tel: +44-(0)207848-2897
Email: toktam dot mahmoodi at kcl dot ac dot uk