Dr Andrea De Marco

Dr Andrea De Marco

Dr Andrea De Marco

 B.Sc.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(Melit.),Ph.D.(U.E.A.)

Lecturer

Room 204
Mathematics and Physics Building
University of Malta
Msida
Dr. DeMarco read for his undergraduate degree in Information Technology (majoring in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Malta, which he followed with an M.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the same institution. Following this, he moved to the UK where he completed a Ph.D. at the Audio, Speech and Language Processing Laboratory of University of East Anglia, one of the major centers of speech processing. His area of research was in accent classification from speech using acoustic methods and machine learning.

Following his PhD, he joined the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy (ISSA) at the University of Malta as a post-doctoral researcher involved in the construction of various sub-elements of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Following this stint, he was promoted with a lectureship within the institute. As of January 2019, he has started a collaboration with the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, as an Affiliate member, focusing on speech technology research.
  • Computational Astronomy
  • Machine Learning and A.I.
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Speech Processing
  • Audio and Signal Processing
  • Big Data
  • Software Engineering

PIVETTA, L., DEMARCO, A., RIGGI, S., VAN DEN HEEVER, L. and VRCIC, S., 2018. The SKA Telescope Control System Guidelines and Architecture, 16th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems 2018, pp. 34.

BENTHEM, P., GERBERS, M., VAATE, J.G.B.D., WYNHOLDS, S., BAST, J., BOOLER, T., COLGATE, T., CROSSE, B., EMRICH, D., HALL, P., JUSWARDY, B., KERNIEY, D., SCHLAGENHAUFER, F., SOKOLOWSKI, M., SUTINJO, A., UNG, D., WAYTH, R., WILLIAMS, A., ALDERIGHI, M., BOLLI, P., COMORETTO, G., MATTANA, A., MONARI, J., NALDI, G., PERINI, F., PUPILLO, G., RUSTICELLI, S., SCHIAFFMO, M., SCHILLIRO, F., AMINEI, A., CHIELLO, R., JONES, M., BAKER, J., BENNETT, R., HALSALL, R., KALIGERIDOU, G., ROBERTS, M., SCHNETLER, H., ABRAHAM, J., ACEDO, E.D.L., FAULKNER, A., GHODS, N.R., CUTAJAR, D., DEMARCO, A., MAGRO, A. and ADAMI, K.Z., 2017. The low frequency receivers for SKA 1-low: Design and verification, 2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS), Aug 2017, pp. 1-4.

COMORETTO, G., CHIELLO, R., ROBERTS, M., HALSALL, R., ADAMI, K.Z., ALDERIGHI, M., AMINAEI, A., BAKER, J., BELLI, C., CHIARUCCI, S., D€™ANGELO, S., DE MARCO, A., MURA, G.D., MAGRO, A., MATTANA, A., MONARI, J., NALDI, G., PASTORE, S., PERINI, F., POLONI, M., PUPILLO, G., RUSTICELLI, S., SCHIAFFINO, M., SCHILLIRò, F. and ZACCARO, E., 2017. The Signal Processing Firmware for the Low Frequency Aperture Array. 06(01), pp. 1641015.

MAGRO, A., CHIELLO, R., ALBANESE, C., BAKER, J., COMORETTO, G., DEMARCO, A., GRAVINA, A., HALSALL, R., ROBERTS, M. and ADAMI, K.Z., 2017. A software infrastructure for firmware-software interaction: The case of TPMs, 2017 International Conference on Signals and Systems (ICSigSys), May 2017, pp. 190-196.

MAGRO, A., DEMARCO, A., ADAMI, K.Z., CUTAJAR, D. and BORG, J., 2017. A monitoring and control prototype for the SKA low frequency aperture array, 2017 International Conference on Control, Automation and Diagnosis (ICCAD), Jan 2017, pp. 451-456.

NALDI, G., MATTANA, A., PASTORE, S., ALDERIGHI, M., ZARB ADAMI, K., SCHILLIRò, F., AMINAEI, A., BAKER, J., BELLI, C., COMORETTO, G., CHIARUCCI, S., CHIELLO, R., D€™ANGELO, S., DALLE MURA, G., DE MARCO, A., HALSALL, R., MAGRO, A., MONARI, J., ROBERTS, M., PERINI, F., POLONI, M., PUPILLO, G., RUSTICELLI, S., SCHIAFFINO, M. and ZACCARO, E., 2017. The Digital Signal Processing Platform for the Low Frequency Aperture Array: Preliminary Results on the Data Acquisition Unit. 06(01), pp. 1641014.

NAJAFIAN, M., DEMARCO, A., COX, S.J. and RUSSELL, M.J., 2014. Unsupervised model selection for recognition of regional accented speech, INTERSPEECH} 2014, 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Singapore, September 14-18, 2014 2014, pp. 2967-2971.

DEMARCO, A. and COX, S.J., 2013. Native accent classification via i-vectors and speaker compensation fusion, INTERSPEECH} 2013, 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Lyon, France, August 25-29, 2013 2013, pp. 1472-1476.

DEMARCO, A. and COX, S.J., 2012. Iterative classification of regional British accents in i-vector space, 2012 Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing, {MLSLP} 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 14, 2012 2012, pp. 1-4.

DEMARCO, A. and COX, S.J., 2011. An Accurate and Robust Gender Identification Algorithm, INTERSPEECH} 2011, 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Florence, Italy, August 27-31, 2011 2011, pp. 2429-2432.

  • ARI5121 - Applied Natural Language Processing
  • ARI5905 - Research Topics in Natural Language Processing
  • ICS2203 - Natural Language Processing: Methods and Tools
  • LIN3503 - Speech Technology
  • PHY1105 - Fundamentals of Experimental Physics
  • PHY3208 - Short Review Paper and Philosophy of Science
  • PHY3209 - Seminar
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