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Toktam Mahmoodi

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  • We have a new opening for a 4 year post-doc position, starting February 2017 or soon after. Please check here for more details.
  • I am guest editor for the upcoming issue of IEEE JSAC on Emerging Technologies in Software-driven Communications. Submission deadline is April 2017 and more details can be found here.
  • We are organising the "5G TACNET" workshop in conjunction with WCNC 2017 in San Francisco. Please check here for the updates.
  • 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
  • "Tactile Internet, Vision & Ambition", ETSI Summit, 5G: From Myth to Reality, April 2016.
  • "Functionality as a Service in Mobile Networks, a Gateway to Vertical industries", 1st EAI Int'l Conf. on Future access enablers of ubiquitous and intelligent infrastructures, September 2015.
  • "What If? Some Disruptive Design Approaches for cellular", ICC 2015, 5G & Beyond Workshop, London, June 2015.
  • "SDN and NFV in Wireless networks & Future Research", Defining Future 5G Networks-SME Workshop, London, May 2015.
  • "Softwarization and Cloudification in 5G: Enabling Functionality as a Service (FaaS)", WWRF 34 Plenary Talks, Santa Clara, CA, April 2015.
  • "5G and Software Defined Networking", IET 5G Radio Technology Seminar, March 2015, London
  • "Role of Virtualisation and Softwarisation in the 5G Mobile Networks", International School on Small Cells and 5G, Sup'Com, Tunis, January 2015.
  • "People-centric Sensing: Opportunities and Challenges for Building Smarter and More Social Urban Spaces", Network of Future (NOF) Tutorials, Paris, December 2014

Research Projects:
  • INITIATE: The UK Programmable Fixed and Mobile Internet Infrastructure (£ 1.3M EPSRC, £ 1.3M industry in-kind contributions, Start date: Nov. 2016), in partnership with U of Bristol, U of Edinburgh and Lancaster University.
  • InDEx: Information about Drinking for Ex-serving personnel, in collaboration with KCL Institute of Psychiatry (£ 150k, MRC, Start date: Aug 2016). [InDEx webpage]
  • VirtuWind: SDN/NFV implementation in industry networks (€ 550k for KCL, EC H2020 , Started July 2015). [VirtuWind webpage]
  • Ericsson Industry Project: Tactile Internet 5G design (2015-ongoing).
  • Computational Simulation model for Brain Disorders, Phase 1, working with South London Stroke Register (2014-ongoing).
  • 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:
  • Mobile Networks Virtualisation
  • Integration of Cloud & Mobile Networks
  • Data Centre Networking
  • Autonomous Networks
  • Energy Efficient Network Managements
  • TCP Performance in Wireless Networks
I also work on modelling and analysis of medical data.


- Internet Systems , BSc level (year 3), first semester
- Network Theory, MSc level, second semester

- Internet Systems , BSc level (year 3), first semester
- Network Theory, MSc level, second semester

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

Contact Information
Room S6.29 (Strand Building, 6th floor)
Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44-(0)207848-2897
Email: toktam dot mahmoodi at kcl dot ac dot uk