Dr Alexiei Dingli is a Senior Lecturer of Artificial Intelligence within the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. He is also one of the founder members of the ACM student chapter in Malta, founder member of the Web Science Research, founder member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Malta and of the Gaming group at the same University. He pursued his Ph.D. on the Semantic Web at the University of Sheffield in the UK under the supervision of Professor Yorick Wilks. While there, he worked on various large projects but his major contribution can be attributed to the Advanced Knowledge Technologies project, one of the largest Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (IRC) funded by the Engineering and Physics Research Council (EPSRC). For this project he created two systems which were rated World Class by a panel of international experts whose chair was Professor James Handler (one of the creators of the Semantic Web). These systems were later used as a core component of the application that won the first Semantic Web challenge (2003). His recent work in Mobile Technology and Smart Cities (2011) was also awarded a first price by the European Space Agency. He has published several posters, papers, book chapters and a book in the area. For four years, he also worked as a Senior Manager in a large government corporation where he got insight into the needs, potential and deficiencies of digital natives. During this time, he also pursued an MBA with the Grenoble Business School in France specialising on Technology Management.
Digital Game Development
Human Computer Interaction
Ambient Assisted Living
ARI5902 - Research Topics in Artificial Intelligence