Prof. Johann A Briffa

Prof. Johann A Briffa

Prof. Johann A Briffa

 B.Eng. (Hons)(Melit.),M.Phil.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Oakland)

Associate Professor

1B16
ICT Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3533
__Biography
  • Coding theory (Error control / Data compression)
  • Signal / Image processing
  • High-performance / GPU computing

ABADA, A AND ABBRESCIA, M AND ABDUSSALAM, SS AND ABDYUKHANOV, I AND FERNANDEZ, J ABELLEIRA AND ABRAMOV, A AND ABURAIA, M AND ACAR, AO AND ADZIC, PR AND AGRAWAL, P AND OTHERS, 2019. FCC Physics Opportunities. The European Physical Journal C, 79(6), pp. 474.

ABADA, A AND ABBRESCIA, M AND ABDUSSALAM, SS AND ABDYUKHANOV, I AND FERNANDEZ, J ABELLEIRA AND ABRAMOV, A AND ABURAIA, M AND ACAR, AO AND ADZIC, PR AND AGRAWAL, P AND OTHERS, 2019. FCC-ee: The Lepton Collider. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 228(2), pp. 261-623.

ABADA, A AND ABBRESCIA, M AND ABDUSSALAM, SS AND ABDYUKHANOV, I AND FERNANDEZ, J ABELLEIRA AND ABRAMOV, A AND ABURAIA, M AND ACAR, AO AND ADZIC, PR AND AGRAWAL, P AND OTHERS, 2019. FCC-hh: The Hadron Collider. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 228(4), pp. 755-1107.

ABADA, A AND ABBRESCIA, M AND ABDUSSALAM, SS AND ABDYUKHANOV, I AND FERNANDEZ, J ABELLEIRA AND ABRAMOV, A AND ABURAIA, M AND ACAR, AO AND ADZIC, PR AND AGRAWAL, P AND OTHERS, 2019. HE-LHC: The High-Energy Large Hadron Collider. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 228(5), pp. 1109-1382.

BRIFFA, J.A. and SCIRIHA, I., 2019. On the Displacement of Eigenvalues when Removing a Twin Vertex. arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.05670, .

FARRUGIA, N., BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2019. Solving the Multi-Commodity Flow Problem using a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2019, IEEE, pp. 2816-2823.

BRIFFA, J.A. and LYGO-BAKER, S., 2018. Enhancing Student Project Selection and Allocation in Higher Education Programmes, 2018 28th EAEEIE Annual Conference (EAEEIE) 2018, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

BUTTIGIEG, V. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2018. Time-Varying Variable-Length Error-Correcting Codes, 2018 International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA) 2018, IEEE, pp. 506-510.

FARRUGIA, N., BUTTIGIEG, V. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2018. A globally optimised multipath routing algorithm using SDN, 2018 21st Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks and Workshops (ICIN) 2018, IEEE, pp. 1-8.

PALLIS, E., DEBONO, C.J., NEGRU, D., MAVROMOUSTAKIS, C.X., POLITIS, C., PAPADOURAKIS, G., BRIFFA, J.A., MAKRODIMITRIS, A. and MASTORAKIS, G., 2018. Skills Development in the Field of Next Generation Networked Media Over 4G+ Infrastructures: The Nereus Approach and its First Results, 2018 28th EAEEIE Annual Conference (EAEEIE) 2018, IEEE, pp. 1-9.

SCIRIHA, I., BRIFFA, J.A. and DEBONO, M., 2018. Fast algorithms for indices of nested split graphs approximating real complex networks. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 247, pp. 152-164.

ALBUKHANAJER, W.A., JIN, Y. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2017. Classifier ensembles for image identification using multi-objective Pareto features. Neurocomputing, 238, pp. 316-327.

PALLIS, E., PAPADOURAKIS, G., DEBONO, C., BRIFFA, J., NEGRU, D., MAVROMOUSTAKIS, C., POLITIS, C., TSAPTSINOS, D. and MASTORAKIS, G., 2017. NEREUS: an ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership for skills development in the field of next generation networked media over 4G+ infrastructures, 2017 27th EAEEIE Annual Conference (EAEEIE) 2017, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

ALBUKHANAJER, W.A., JIN, Y. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2015. Trade-off between computational complexity and accuracy in evolutionary image feature extraction, 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2015, IEEE, pp. 2412-2419.

ALFRAIH, A.S., BRIFFA, J.A. and WESEMEYER, S., 2015. Cloning localization approach using k-means clustering and support vector machine. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 24(4), pp. 043019.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2015. A MAP Decoder for TVB Codes on a Generalized Iyengar--Siegel--Wolf BPMR Markov Channel Model. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(2), pp. 1-9.

BUTTIGIEG, V. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2015. Improved Code Construction for Synchronization Error Correction, SCC 2015; 10th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding 2015, VDE, pp. 1-6.

ALBUKHANAJER, W.A., BRIFFA, J.A. and JIN, Y., 2014. Evolutionary multiobjective image feature extraction in the presence of noise. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 45(9), pp. 1757-1768.

ALBUKHANAJER, W.A., JIN, Y. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2014. Neural network ensembles for image identification using Pareto-optimal features, 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2014, IEEE, pp. 89-96.

ALFRAIH, A.S., BRIFFA, J.A. and WESEMEYER, S., 2014. Cloning localization based on feature extraction and k-means clustering, International Workshop on Digital Watermarking 2014, Springer, Cham, pp. 410-419.

BRIFFA, J.A., 2014. Graphics processing unit implementation and optimisation of a flexible maximum a-posteriori decoder for synchronisation correction. The Journal of Engineering, 2014(6), pp. 284-296.

BRIFFA, J.A., BUTTIGIEG, V. and WESEMEYER, S., 2014. Time-varying block codes for synchronisation errors: maximum a posteriori decoder and practical issues. The Journal of Engineering, 2014(6), pp. 340-351.

BRIFFA, J.A. and WESEMEYER, S., 2014. SimCommSys: taking the errors out of error-correcting code simulations. The Journal of Engineering, 2014(6), pp. 332-339.

ALBUKHANAJER, W.A., JIN, Y., BRIFFA, J.A. and WILLIAMS, G., 2013. A comparative study of multi-objective evolutionary trace transform methods for robust feature extraction, International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization 2013, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 573-586.

ALFRAIH, A.S., BRIFFA, J.A. and WESEMEYER, S., 2013. Forgery localization based on image chroma feature extraction.

ALSHEHRI, A., BRIFFA, J.A., SCHNEIDER, S. and WESEMEYER, S., 2013. Formal security analysis of NFC m-coupon protocols using casper/fdr, 2013 5th International Workshop on Near Field Communication (NFC) 2013, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

BRIFFA, J.A., 2013. A GPU implementation of a MAP decoder for synchronization error correcting codes. IEEE Communications Letters, 17(5), pp. 996-999.

BROWN, T.W., DIAKOS, T. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2013. Evaluating the eavesdropping range of varying magnetic field strengths in NFC standards, 2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2013, IEEE, pp. 3525-3528.

DIAKOS, T.P., BRIFFA, J.A., BROWN, T.W. and WESEMEYER, S., 2013. Eavesdropping near-field contactless payments: a quantitative analysis. The Journal of Engineering, 2013(10), pp. 48-54.

ALBUKHANAJER, W.A., JIN, Y., BRIFFA, J.A. and WILLIAMS, G., 2012. Evolutionary multi-objective optimization of trace transform for invariant feature extraction, 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2012, IEEE, pp. 1-8.

BARDYN, D., BRIFFA, J.A., DOOMS, A. and SCHELKENS, P., 2011. Forensic data hiding optimized for JPEG 2000, 2011 IEEE International Symposium of Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2011, IEEE, pp. 2657-2660.

BATEMAN, P.J., HO, A.T. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2011. Image forensics of high dynamic range imaging, International Workshop on Digital Watermarking 2011, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 336-348.

BUTTIGIEG, V. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2011. Codebook and marker sequence design for synchronization-correcting codes, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings 2011, IEEE, pp. 1579-1583.

BRIFFA, J.A., CULNANE, C. and TREHARNE, H., 2010. Imperceptible printer dot watermarking for binary documents, Optics, Photonics, and Digital Technologies for Multimedia Applications 2010, International Society for Optics and Photonics, pp. 77230M.

BRIFFA, J.A., SCHAATHUN, H.G. and WESEMEYER, S., 2010. An improved decoding algorithm for the Davey-MacKay construction, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications 2010, IEEE, pp. 1-5.

BRIFFA, J.A., SCHAATHUN, H.G. and WAHAB, A.W.A., 2009. Has F5 really been broken? .

WAHAB, A.W., BRIFFA, J.A., SCHAATHUN, H.G. and HO, A.T., 2009. Conditional probability based steganalysis for JPEG steganography, 2009 International Conference on Signal Processing Systems 2009, IEEE, pp. 205-209.

BRIFFA, J.A. and SCHAATHUN, H.G., 2008. Non-binary turbo codes and applications, 2008 5th International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Related Topics 2008, IEEE, pp. 294-298.

WAHAB, A.W.A., BRIFFA, J.A. and SCHAATHUN, H.G., 2008. On the Performance of Wavelet Decomposition Steganalysis with JSteg Steganography, International Workshop on Digital Watermarking 2008, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 342-349.

BRIFFA, J.A. and DAS, M., 2003. Channel models for high-capacity information hiding in images, Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption V, with Applications 2003, International Society for Optics and Photonics, pp. 135-144.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2002. Interleaving and termination in unpunctured symmetric turbo codes. IEE Proceedings-Communications, 149(1), pp. 6-12.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2000. Interleavers for unpunctured symmetric turbo codes, 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (Cat. No. 00CH37060) 2000, IEEE, pp. 450.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 1999. Error performance of Tunstall coding. Electronics Letters, 35(23), pp. 2021-2022.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 1998. Investigation of the error performance of Tunstall coding, Proceedings. 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (Cat. No. 98CH36252) 1998, IEEE, pp. 202.

  • CCE2014 - Microcontroller Based Systems
  • CCE3015 - Programming Parallel Architectures

  • Founding member and Chair of the Data Science Research Platform

  • Founding member and Chair of the Particle Detector and Accelerator Platform

  • Chair of the Wed Editorial Board

  • Member of the Learning Spaces Committee

  • Member of the Faculty Board (ICT)

  • Member of the Faculty Doctoral Committee (ICT)

  • Member of the Faculty Admissions Committee

  • Member of the Heads of Department Sub-Committee

  • Chair of the Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering Board of Studies

  • Chair of the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Signal Processing and Machine Learning) Board of Studies

  • Member of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computing Science) Board of Studies

  • Chair of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computer Engineering) Board of Studies

  • Member of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computing Science) Award Classification Board

  • Chair of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computer Engineering) Award Classification Board

  • Member of the Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering Award Classification Board

  • Member of the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Signal Processing and Machine Learning) Award Classification Board

  • Member of the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Telecommunications) Award Classification Board


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