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Biography

Edward Gatt received the B. Eng. (Hons) on November 1993 from the University of Malta. Between 1993 and 1994 he was employed as a Systems Engineer with Megabyte Ltd. In 1995 he was appointed as an academic member with the Department of Microelectronics in the Faculty of Engineering. Currently he occupies the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics within the Faculty of ICT. He is also the Head of the Department. On November 1998 he obtained an M. Phil. (Microelectronics) from the University of Malta in Analogue VLSI Neural Networks for Vowel Recognition. On January 2005 he obtained a Ph. D. from the University of Surrey in Analogue VLSI Neural Networks for Phoneme Recognition. His research interests are Analogue and Digital VLSI, Speech Signal Processing and Neural Networks.edward

Publications

1. E. Gatt and J. Micallef, "Designing an Analog Neural Network with On-Chip Backpropagation Learning for Phoneme Recognition", Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, vol. 1, pp. 23-27, 1997.

2. E. Gatt, J. Micallef, and E. Chilton,  “An Analog VLSI Time-Delay Neural Network Implementation for Phoneme Recognition”, Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks and their Applications, pp. 315-320, 2000.

3. E. Gatt, J. Micallef, P. Micallef, and E. Chilton, “Phoneme Classification in Hardware Implemented Neural Networks”, Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, pp. 481-484, 2001.

4. E. Gatt, J. Micallef, and E. Chilton, “Hardware Radial Basis Functions Neural Networks for Phoneme Recognition”, Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, pp. 627-630, 2001.

5. E. Gatt, J. Micallef, and E. Chilton, "Analogue radial basis function networks for phoneme recognition", Proceedings of the  9th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, pp. 583 -586, 2002.

6. Jose Manuel Blasco, Eduardo Monton, Salvador Romero, Joseph Micallef, Ivan Grech, Edward Gatt, Thierry Herve, “Sensation Body Area Network: Sensor Network for the wireless monitoring of patients”, Proceedings of Eurosensors XIX, Barcelona, Spain, 2005.

7. O. Casha, I. Grech, E. Gatt and J. Micallef, “1.6 GHz Low Power Low Phase Noise Quadrature Phase Loop with on chip DC-DC converter for wide tuning range”, Proceedings of the  12th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, 2005.

8. E. Gatt, J. Micallef and E. Chilton, “On-Chip Multilayer Perceptron and Time-Delay Neural networks for Phoneme Recognition”, Proceedings of the  12th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, 2005.

9. E. Gatt, J. Micallef and E. Chilton, “Self-Organising Maps in Silicon for Phoneme Recognition”, Proceedings of the  12th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, 2005.

10. Charmaine Demanuele, Ivan Grech, Joseph Micallef, Edward Gatt, “Issues on the Design of a Variable Power LINC Amplifier System in SiGe operating at 2.4 GHz”, Proceedings of the  13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Nice, France, pp. 439-442, December 10-13, 2006.

11. Owen Casha, Ivan Grech, Joseph Micallef and Edward Gatt, “Design of a 1.2 V Low Phase Noise 1.6 GHz  CMOS Buffered Quadrature Output VCO with Automatic Amplitude Control”, Proceedings of the  13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Nice, France,  pp. 192-195, December 10-13, 2006. (Awarded 3rd rank best student paper).

12. Mark Bonnici, Edward J. Gatt, Joseph Micallef and Ivan Grech,  “Artificial Neural Network Optimization for FPGA”, Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Nice, France, pp. 1340-1343, December 10-13, 2006.

13. Casha O., Grech, I., Micallef, J., Gatt, E: “Design considerations and device selection in the implementation of low phase noise LC-VCOs” ICECS 2007. 14th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems 2007, pp. 1083 – 1086. 11-14 Dec. 2007.

14. Paul Zammit, Ivan Grech, Joseph Micallef, Edward Gatt, “A 10 Gsamples/S SiGe Track-and-Hold Amplifier with 8-bit Resolution”, 14th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2007, pp. 1232 - 1235 , 11-14th December 2007.

15. Casha O., Grech I., Micallef J. and Gatt E.: “CMOS implementation of a 1.6 GHz low voltage low phase noise quadrature output frequency synthesizer with automatic amplitude control”, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Springer, Vol. 55, N.1 - April 2008, pp. 3-19.

16. Gatt  E., Micallef  J., Chilton E.: “Time-delay radial basis functions in silicon for phoneme recognition”; 3rd International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing, 2008. ISCCSP 2008. 12-14 March 2008 pp:1163 – 1166.

17. Vassallo D., Gatt E.: “Phoneme Recognition Using Neural Networks”,  15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008, pp. 506 - 509, 1st – 3rd  September 2008.

18. Grech R., Gatt E., Grech I., Micallef J.: “Digital Implementation of Cellular Neural Networks”, 15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008, pp. 710 - 713 , 1st – 3rd  September 2008.

19. Casha O., Grech I., Micallef J., Gatt E., Morche D., Viala B., Michel J.P., Vincent P., de Foucauld E., “Utilization of MEMs Tunable Inductors in the Design of RF Voltage Controlled Oscillators”, 15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2008, pp. 718 - 721, 1st – 3rd  September 2008.

20. Owen Casha, Ivan Grech, Bernard Viala, Dominique Morche, Joseph Micallef, Edward Gatt and Jean P. Michel: “Study of MEMS Ferromagnetic Thin Film Based Tunable Inductors”, WICT 2008.

21. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Micallef J., Grech I. and Casha O.: 'Digital Hardware Implementation of Self-Organising Maps', 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, Valletta, Malta, April 2010.

22. Casha O., Grech I., Gatt E. and Micallef J.: 'Experimental results obtained from a 1.6GHz CMOS quadrature output phase locked loop with on-chip DC-DC converter', ICECS 2010 Proceedings, Greece, 2010.

23. Zarb T., Grech I., Gatt E., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Verification of a VHDL GPS Baseband Processor using a simulink-based test bench generator', ICECS 2010 Proceedings, Greece, 2010.

24. Gambin I., Grech I., Casha O., Gatt E. and Micallef J.: 'Digital Cochlea Model Implementation using Xilinx XC3S500E Spartan-3E FPGA', ICECS 2010 Proceedings, Greece, 2010.

25. Galea F., Gatt E., Casha O. and Grech I.: 'Engine Control Unit of an Electric Car', ICECS 2010 Proceedings, Greece, 2010.

26. Casha O., Attard N., Camilleri S., Drago R., Hili M., Gatt E. and Grech I.: 'VHDL Implementation of a DMX512 Decoder on an FPGA', ICECS 2010 Proceedings, Greece, 2010.

27. Schembri L., Gatt E., Casha O. and Grech I.: 'Hardware Implementation of a JPEG Encoder', WICT Proceedings, Malta, 2010.

28. Portelli N., Gatt E., Grech I. and Casha O.: 'Implementation of a Digital Radial Basis Function Neural Net', WICT Proceedings, Malta, 2010.

29. Mifsud L., Casha O., Gatt E. and Grech I.: 'VHDL Implementation of a Polyphase Filterbank and Human Encoder for an MP3 Encoder Chip', WICT Proceedings, Malta, 2010.

30. Casha O., Grech I., Micallef J., Gatt E. and Morche D.: 'RF VCO Tuning using MEMS Piezoelectric Actuated Variable Inductors', Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 2011.

31. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Neural Network Architectures for Speaker Independent Phoneme Recognition', ISPA 2011 Proceedings, Croatia, 2011.

32. Mugliette C., Grech I., Casha O. and Gatt E.: 'FPGA Active Digital Cochlea Model', ICECS 2011 Proceedings, Lebanon, 2011.

33. Darmanin J.M., Grech I., Casha O. and Gatt E.: 'Design of a 2-Axis MEMS Accelerometer', ICECS 2011 Proceedings, Lebanon, 2011.

34. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O., Micallef J.: 'Support Vector Machines with the Priorities Method for Speaker Independent Phoneme Recognition', ISSPIT 2011, Spain, 2011.

35. Bouvett E., Casha O., Grech I., Cutajar M., Gatt E. and Micallef J.: 'An FPGA Embedded System Architecture for Handwritten Symbol Recognition', 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, Medina Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, March 2012.

36. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'A Study on Pitch Variation on the use of DWT with SVM for Speaker Independent Phoneme Recognition', ISCCSP 2012, Rome, Italy, May 2012.

37. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Comparison of Different Multiclass SVM Methods for Speaker Independent Phoneme Recognition', ISCCSP 2012, Rome, Italy, May 2012.

38. Pisani V., Grech I., Casha O. and Gatt E.: 'Low-voltage CMOS Current Feedback Amplifier', ICECS 2012 Proceedings, Seville, 2012.

39. Scicluna N., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'FPGA-Based Autonomous Parking of a Car-Like Robot Using Fuzzy Logic Control', ICECS 2012 Proceedings, Seville, 2012.

40. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Comparative Study of Automatic Speech Recognition Techniques', IET Signal Processing, vol. 7, January 2013, pp. 1-22.

41. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Discrete Wavelet Transforms with Multiclass SVM for Phoneme Recognition', EUROCON 2013 Proceedings, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013.

42. Briffa A., Gatt E., Micallef J., Grech I., Casha O. and Darmanin J.M.: 'Area Minimization of a Three-Axis Separate Mass Capacitive Accelerometer using the ThELMA Process', EUROCON 2013 Proceedings, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013.

43. Darmanin J.M., Grech I., Micallef J., Gatt E., Casha O. and Briffa A.: 'Design Consideration for Three-Axis MEMS Accelerometers using an Asymmetric Proof Mass', EUROCON 2013 Proceedings, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013.

44. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Hardware-based Support Vector Machine for Phoneme Classification', EUROCON 2013 Proceedings, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013.

45. Scerri J., Grech I., Gatt E. and Casha O.: 'A MEMS BPSK Demodulator - Micromechanical Mixing and Filtering using MetalMUMPs', 9th PRIME Conference, Villach, Austria, 2013.

46. Zammit D., Casha O., Grech I., Gatt E. and Micallef J.: 'A MEMS Resonator Tank for an RF VCO Application', ICECS 2013 Proceedings, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013.

47. Scerri J., Grech I., Gatt E. and Casha O.: 'Versatility provided by an electrostatic torsional microstructure as a consequence of its complex dynamics', IET Electronic Letters, 2014.

48. Grixti R., Grech I., Casha O., Gatt E., Darmanin J.M. and Micallef J.: 'Feasibility Study of a MEMS Microphone Design using the PolyMUMPs Process, Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS Symposium (DTIP 2014), Cannes Côte d'Azur, France, April 2014.

49. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I., Casha O. and Micallef J.: 'Design of a Hardware-based Discrete Wavelet Transform Architecture for Phoneme Recognition', ISCCSP'14 Proceedings, Athens, Greece, 2014.

50. Cutajar M., Gatt E., Grech I. and Casha O.: "ASIC design of a Phoneme Recogniser based on Discrete Wavelet Transforms and Support Vector Machines", 10th PRIME Conference, Grenoble, France, 2014.         


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