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.