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Dr Joseph Vella
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Name: Dr Joseph Vella

Position: Lecturer

Phone: (2340) 2131

Office: Faculty of ICT, Level 1, Block A, Room 23


Research Interests:

Dr Joseph Vella has been teaching computing for the past twenty years mainly in database technology, data science and application development and during this period he developed and introduced a number of units.  Also MS SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL DBMS have been made available to the department's students with these consistently featuring in their work.  A number of under and post graduate students have been supervised for their thesis requirements. 

Dr Vella’s main research interest is in database data and query modelling. Interest in relational, object-oriented, and data warehouse modelling is strong and a number of research papers have been published.  Areas of previous projects include aspects of highly scalable, available and massive data repositories.

Dr Vella is responsible the development of scientific databases and integration of data from various sources.  A prominent example is the spatial database that encodes marine biodiversity data on marine species – e.g. cetaceans, turtles and pelagic species. 

Dr Joseph Vella was active in the Board of Information Technology since its creation until it was upgraded to the current faculty of ICT. Occasionally he chaired the national matriculation boards for information technology.  Currently chairing and member in a number of degree programs in FICT and other areas. 

A number of consultancies have been undertaken with industry partners. These varied from tutoring, aiding software development teams, and creating systems to meet their requirements. One example is developing a system to meet Malta's requirements with EU’s EuroSTAT in terms of sea borne goods and passengers (EU Directive 95/64).  The system accepts coded data coming from the Maltese shipping agents data sources, collates and then publishes quarterly and annual data. 

Can Skype on arrangement.




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