King’s College London

The Tactile Internet Laboratory at KCL offers world leading expertise in SDN and software defined radio (SDR), cloud-radio access networks (C-RAN) and haptic capabilities, enabling a fully end-to-end reconfigurable platform to study a wide range of IoT applications ( In collaboration with Ericsson, KCL is developing tactile Internet use cases and requirements for both the consumer and key participants in this country. In particular, KCL designed the research roadmap centred on architecture design, improvements for low latency applications and multi-connectivity in heterogeneous scenarios. Additionally, KCL offers world-leading expertise in content delivery, emergency response and assisted driving, as well as developing a high-level business case analysis for low latency use cases feasibility. Recently KCL has driven a creative collaboration with Vodafone and the Young Vic to showcase a
fully immersive 5G tactile Internet test-bed experience for customers in the theatre.

The team

Dr Toktam Mahmoodi is Associate Professor in Telecommunications and Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR) in King’s College London. Previously, she was visiting research scientist at F5 Networks, research associate in Imperial College London, Mobile VCE researcher, and telecom R&D engineer. Toktam is and has been involved in number of European FP7 and H2020 projects on 5G mobile networks, vehicular communications, and Software-defined Networking. She is executive editor of Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, series guest editor of JSAC on network softwarization, and area editor of IEEE Communications Standard Magazine on management & orchestration. Her research focuses on the areas of mobile and cloud networking, and includes ultra-low latency networking, network virtualisation, mobility management, network modelling and optimisation. She also works on applications of mobile communications in the healthcare, smart cities, emergency services, industrial networks and intelligent transportation.

Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. He is a serial entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on Spotify/iTunes; and fluent in 6 languages. He acts as policy advisor on issues related to digital, skills and education. He has had ample coverage by national and international press and media.

He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 200 highly-cited publications, and authored several books.

He was the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s from 2014-2018. He is the Cofounder of the Smart Cities pioneering company Worldsensing, where he was the CTO from 2008-2014. He also worked as a Senior Researcher at Orange/France Telecom from 2005-2008.