UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Dr Laura Toni

Associate Professor

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2016

Research summary

Her research is in the areas of wireless networks, optimization, stochastic control, interactive multimedia systems, as well as online adaptive decision making strategies.  

Main research topics

  • Learning and optimization for future wireless networks and IoTs
  • Immersive communications 
  • Adaptive streaming for interactive communication and VR


She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. During 2007, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), CA, and since 2009, she has been a frequent visitor to the UCSD, working with Prof. Pamela Cosman and Prof. Laurence Milstein on joint source and channel coding for wireless communication systems. 

Between 2009 and 2011, she worked at the Tele-Robotics and Application (TERA) department at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), investigating wireless sensor networks for robotics applications. In 2012, she was a Post-doctoral fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Between 2013 and  2016, she was a Post-doctoral fellow in the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS4) led by Prof. Pascal Frossard at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland. 

In 2016, she has been appointed as Lecturer in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Institute of University College London (UCL).