Teaching

Undergraduate course
  • 2015/16
    • Applied Machine Learning (MSc AI)
    • Intelligent Interfaces II (BSc AI: 3rd year)
    • Introduction to Digital Image Processing  (BSc AI : 2nd year)
    • Machine Learning, Expert Systems and Fuzzy Logic (BSc AI: 3rd year)
  • 2014/15
    • Emerging Trends in AI (BSc Artificial Intelligence: 3rd year)
    • Machine Learning I (BSc Artificial Intelligence: 2nd year)
    • Intelligent Interfaces I (BSc Artificial Intelligence: 2nd year)
  • 2013/14
  • 2012/13
    • Introduction to Computer Science (BSc Computer Science: 1st year)
Thesis Supervision
  • 2016/17
    • Thesis: Dorian Bugeja – MSc AI (University of Malta)
  • 2015/16
      • Thesis: Beatrix Azzopardi – BSc AI (University of Malta)
        • “Real-Time Object Recognition in Videos with a Parallel Algorithm” [pdf]
      • Thesis: Charlot Baldacchino – BSc AI (University of Malta)
        • “Automatic prediction of stock price direction based on multivariate time series and machine learning” [pdf]
      • Thesis: Donna Agius – BSc AI (University of Malta)
        • “Automatic Recognition of Valletta Buildings using Smart Phone technology” [pdf]

  • Thesis: Fabrizio Farrugia – BSc AI (University of Malta)
    • “Side-view car detection with hierarchical COSFIRE filters” [pdf]
  • Thesis: Stephan Benjamin Wells – BSc AI (University of Malta)
    • “Automatic Song Genre Classification” [pdf]
  • Thesis: Erik Scerri – BSc AI (University of Malta)
    • Music Recognition, Analysis, and Automatic Tagging using Spectrogram Pattern Matching” [pdf]
  • Thesis: Matthew Grech – BSc AI (University of Malta)
    • “Image Classification using Bag of Visual Words and Novel COSFIRE Descriptors” [pdf]
      • Awarded best thesis  by external examiners
  • 2014/15
    • Thesis: Andre Xerri – BSc Creative Computing (University of London). First Class
    • Thesis: Herbert Kruitbosch – MSc Intelligent Systems (University of Groningen)
    • Internship of Mark Scheeve – MSc Intelligent Systems (University of Groningen)
    • Internship of Matthijs Lomme at TNO
    • Internship of Joris de Keijser at TNO
  •  2013/14
    • Thesis: Luke Agius – BSc Creative Computing (University of London). First Class
    • Thesis: Mark Scheeve – MSc Intelligent Systems (University of Groningen)
    • Internship: Baris Gecer – BSc Intelligent Systems (University of Groningen)
    • Internship: Harm de Vries at TNO
  • 2012/13
    • Internship: Zhe Sun – MSc Intelligent Systems (University of Groningen)
    • Thesis: Nicola Strisciuglio (cum laude) – MSc Engineering – (University of Salerno)
    • Thesis: Vincenzo Capozzoli (cum laude) – MSc Engineering – (University of Salerno)
Co-supervision of PhD students
  • Since 2013 I co-supervise 5 PhD students (Astone, Jiapan, Ahmad, Antonio, and Andreas) who are working in the field of brain-inspired computer vision with applications to object detection and localization, feature description, and vessel delineation. The lead supervisor is Prof. Nicolai Petkov.

Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Groningen, the Netherlands