Dr Ing. Jason Gauci

Dr Ing. Jason Gauci

Dr Ing. Jason Gauci

  B.Elec.Eng.(Hons),Ph.D.(Cran.)

Senior Lecturer

Room 330
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3136
Dr Gauci graduated with a first class honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2005. In 2006 he moved to the UK to read for his Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University. During his Ph.D he conducted research on the use of stereo vision sensors to detect obstacles on the ground during aircraft taxiing.

Following the completion of his Ph.D in 2010, Dr Gauci gained industrial experience by working in the UK aerospace and automotive sectors. His first role was as a software engineer at Resource Engineering Projects (REP), where he was involved in the development and verification of safety-critical aviation software designed to DO-178B. Following this experience, Dr Gauci was employed by Altran Technologies, where he was stationed at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and worked as a systems engineer within the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) team.

In 2014, Dr Gauci returned to Malta and started working at the University of Malta, first as a research support officer, and then as a resident academic within the Institute of Aerospace Technologies. Dr Gauci is currently involved in various aviation-related national and EU research projects and is constantly on the lookout for new research opportunities. Apart from conducting research, Dr Gauci is also involved in teaching and designing new courses within the Institute of Aerospace Technologies.
  • Computer vision for aerospace applications
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
  • Multimodal cockpit-pilot interaction and interface design
  • Machine learning techniques for aircraft anomaly detection
  • Model-based design and simulation

THEUMA, K., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., GAUCI, J. and CHIRCOP, K., 2019. A Particle Filter for Ground Obstacle Tracking in the Airfield, AIAA SciTech Forum 2019.

ZANINOTTO, S., GAUCI, J., FARRUGIA, G. and DEBATTISTA, J., 2019. Design of a Human-in-the-Loop Aircraft Taxi Optimisation System Using Autonomous Tow Trucks, AIAA Aviation Forum 2019.

GALEA, M., ZAMMIT, B. and GAUCI, J., 2018. 'A Multi-Level Path Planner for Small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems ICUAS 2018 2018.

GAUCI, J., THEUMA, K., ARCHER, R., GRECH, R. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2018. Ground and Flight Testing of a Multi-Sensor Obstacle Detection and Tracking System for RPAS Situation Awareness, 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2018.

GAUCI, J., THEUMA, K., MUSCAT, A. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2018. Evaluation of a Multimodal Interface for Pilot Interaction with Avionic Systems, 37th AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) 2018.

JASRA, S.K., GAUCI, J., MUSCAT, A., VALENTINO, G., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D. and CAMILLERI, R., 2018. Literature review of machine learning techniques to analyse flight data, AEGATS ’18 2018.

THEUMA, K., CHIRCOP, K., GAUCI, J. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2018. Implementation and Evaluation of a Multi-Model Filter for Aircraft Ground Operations, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2018.

GAUCI, J., XUEREB, M., MUSCAT, A. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2017. Multi-modal Interaction between Pilots and Avionic Systems on-board Large Commercial Aircraft, 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2017.

GAUCI, J., XUEREB, X., MUSCAT, A. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2017. Multi-modal Interaction between Pilots and Avionic Systems on-board Large Commercial Aircraft, 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 9th-14th July 2017 2017.

THEUMA, K., ARCHER, R., CHIRCOP, K., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D. and GAUCI, J., 2017. Multi-Sensor Obstacle Detection and Tracking for RPAS Situation Awareness and Guidance, Euro GNC - 4th CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control, 25th-27th April 2017 2017.

GAUCI, J., THEUMA, K. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2016. Pilot Evaluation of a Decision Support Tool for Weather and Terrain Avoidance during Departure, AIAA AVIATION 2016, 13th-17th June 2016 2016.

CAUCHI, N., THEUMA, K., GAUCI, J., JEDRUSZEK, M., MUSCAT, A. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2015. Design and Evaluation of a Touchscreen Concept for Pilot Interaction with Avionic Systems, 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 13th-17th September 2015 2015.

CAUCHI, N., THEUMA, K., GAUCI, J., ZAMMIT, C. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2015. A Decision Support Tool for Weather and Terrain Avoidance during Departure, 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 13th-17th September 2015 2015.

FILIPPONE, E., DI VITO, V., TAURINO, D., DOKIC, J., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D. and GAUCI, J., 2015. RPAS – ATM Integration Demonstration – Real-Time Simulation Results, 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 22nd-26th June 2015 2015.

JEDRUSZEK, M., GAUCI, J., MUSCAT, A. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2014. A new HMI for Aircraft Guidance using Touch Technologies, 31st EAAP Conference on Aviation Psychology: Facilitating Change(s), 22nd-26th September 2014 2014.

GAUCI, J., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D. and SABATINI, R., 2012. Correspondence and Clustering Methods for Image-Based Wing-Tip Collision Avoidance Techniques, 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23rd-28th September 2012 2012.

GAUCI, J. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2009. Obstacle Detection Around Aircraft on Ramps and Taxiways Through the Use of Computer Vision, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 10th-13th August 2009 2009.

GAUCI, J. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2008. A Rapid Scenario Generation Tool for Repeatable Simulated Traffic Conflicts in Flight Simulation, 26th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 14th-19th September 2008 2008.

GAUCI, J. and ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., 2008. Setup Considerations for Calibration of a Stereovision System for Long Range Obstacle Detection, 3rd International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing, 12th-14th March 2008 2008.

SZASZ, S., GAUCI, J., ZAMMIT-MANGION, D., ZAMMIT, B., SAMMUT, A. and HARRIS, D., 2008. Design of Experiment for the Pilot Evaluation of an Airborne Runway Incursion Alerting System, 26th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 14th-19th September 2008 2008.

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