Prof. Adrian Muscat

Prof. Adrian Muscat

Prof. Adrian Muscat



Level 1, Block B
Room 21
ICT BUilding
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2162
Adrian Muscat received his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Queen Mary University of London in 2002, the M.Sc. Degree in RF and Microwave Engineering from the University of Bradford in 1996, and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta, 1993. Today he holds the post of Professor at the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, University of Malta.

In his early stages of his career he carried out research mainly in the area of microstrip antenna computer aided design, during which time he studied and adapted evolutionary search techniques for shape optimisation and developed a modified line grammar to generate microstrip antenna shape candidates, which are typical of what human designers develop during the early design phase.

His current research interests are (a) in machine learning and pattern recognition models applied to Vision and Language, with special emphasis on semantic relations in images and image caption generation, (b) in Urban Mobility with special emphasis on Demand Responsive Transport systems and lately on bicycle commuting technology, and (c) in industrial settings, anomaly detection in x-ray images.

In the past, he has also carried out research in the characterisation of the GasMesFET; computational electromagnetics of planar structures, microstrip antenna design, radio propagation on board aircraft and automated assessment in electrical circuit analysis.
  • Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition)
  • Vision and Language (Visual Relation Detection, Image Caption Generation and Visual Question Answering)
  • Image Understanding
  • Machine Learning applied to Urban Mobility and Machine Vision

AZZOPARDI, G., VALENTINO, G., MUSCAT, A., SALVACHUA, B. and REDAELLI, S., 2019. Operational Results of the LHC Collimator Alignment using Machine Learning, 10th International Particle AcceleratorConference, (IPAC), 19-24 May 2019.

AZZOPARDI, G., VALENTINO, G., MUSCAT, A. and SALVACHUA, B., 2019. Automatic spike detection in beam loss signals for LHC collimator alignment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 934, pp. 10.

ATTARD, M., MUSCAT, A. and CAMILLERI, M., 2018. Developing The Technology for a Shared Demand Responsive Transport System at the University of Malta, The 97th Annual Conference of the Transport Research Board (TRB), 6-11 January 2018.

BIRMINGHAM, B., MUSCAT, A. and BELZ, A., 2018. Adding the Third Dimension to Spatial Relation Detection in 2D Images, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, nov 2018, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 146-151,.

GATT, A., TANTI, M., MUSCAT, A., PAGGIO, P., FARRUGIA, R.A., BORG, C., CAMILLERI, K.P., ROSNER, M. and VAN DER PLAS, L., 2018. Face2Text: Collecting an Annotated Image Description Corpus for the Generation of Rich Face Descriptions, Proceedings of the 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, may 2018, European Language Resource Association.

TANTI, M., GATT, A. and MUSCAT, A., 2018. Pre-gen Metrics: Predicting Caption Quality Metrics Without Generating Captions, Computer Vision - {ECCV} 2018 Workshops - Munich, Germany, September 8-14, 2018, Proceedings, Part {IV} 2018, pp. 114-123.

ATTARD, M. and MUSCAT, M.C.A., 2017. Automated personal trip identification app for mobility data collection in Malta, NECTAR XIV International Conference Transport in a Networked Society, 31 May ? 2 June 2017.

G. AZZOPARDI, G. VALENTINO, , A. MUSCAT, , B. SALVACHUA, , A. MEREGHETTI, and S. REDAELLI, 2017. Automatic Angular Alignment of LHC Collimators, 16th Int. Conf. on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems ICALEPCS-2017, 8-13 October 2017.

MUSCAT, A. and BELZ, A., 2017. Learning to Generate Descriptions of Visual Data Anchored in Spatial Relations. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 12(3), pp. 29-42.

BERNARDI, R., CAKICI, R., ELLIOTT, D., ERDEM, A., ERDEM, E., IKIZLER-CINBIS, N., KELLER, F., MUSCAT, A. and PLANK, B., 2016. Automatic Description Generation from Images: A Survey of Models, Datasets, and Evaluation Measures. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 55, pp. 409-442.

MUSCAT, A. and BELZ, A., 2015. Generating Descriptions of Spatial Relations between Objects in Images, Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), September 2015, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 100-104.

MUSCAT, A. and DEBONO, J., 2012. Assessment Models and Qualitative and Symbolic Analysis Techniques for an Electrical Circuits eTutor. International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, 5(3 and 4),.

MUSCAT, A. and ZAMMIT, J.A., 2011. A Coupled Random Search-Shape Grammar Algorithm for the Control of Reconfigurable Pixel Microstrip Antennas. International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, 3(3 and 4), pp. 186-197.

MUSCAT, A., 2010. A Shape Grammar with Feedback Generative Model for the Design of Compact Microstrip Antennas. International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, 3(1 and 2), pp. 57-70.

  • CCE2502 - Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • CCE2503 - Search and Optimisation Methods
  • CPS5130 - Research Topics in Computer Science