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Dr Laura Toni receives Adobe Systems academic donation in support of her Machine Learning and VR research

Congratulations to Dr Laura Toni, who has recently received an academic donation.
Dr Laura Toni receives Adobe Systems academic donation in support of her Machine Learning and VR research

Dr Laura Toni

Congratulations to Dr Laura Toni, a Lecturer in the Communications and Systems Group at UCL , who has recently received an academic donation to kick start a long-term collaboration with Adobe Systems around adaptive streaming strategies for VR using machine learning algorithms to predict user behaviour when navigating content in VR environments.

Dr Toni has been working in the area of interactive and immersive multimedia systems and VR/AR for several years. The donation is part of Adobe’s University Collaborations programme which aims to establish long term relationships between academic and Adobe’s researchers for the purpose of increasing Adobe’s knowledge in technology areas relevant to Adobe’s business and strategic directions. The programme supports joint research and the publication of jointly written technical papers by Adobe employees, university faculty and students. The donation will enable her to travel and deepen links with the US based technology company.

About Dr Laura Toni

 Laura Toni received the first level degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy in 2003. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Bologna, Italy (supervised by Prof. Oreste Andrisano), 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.

From June 2009 to November 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. From November 2011 to November 2012, she was a Post-doctoral fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. From December 2012 to June 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 was appointed as Lecturer in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department of University College London (UCL).