Dr Ing. Marvin K Bugeja

Dr Ing. Marvin K Bugeja

Dr Ing. Marvin K Bugeja

 B.Eng.(Hons)(Melit.),Ph.D.(Melit.),M.I.E.E.E.

Senior Lecturer

Room 403
Systems & Control Engineering
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3102
Dr. Ing. Marvin K. Bugeja received the B.Eng.(Hons.) with first-class honours (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Malta in 2002 and 2011 respectively. He pursued his doctoral research at the Department of Systems & Control Engineering of the University of Malta. His doctoral work, entitled "Computational Intelligence Methods for Dynamic Control of Mobile Robots", contributes to the fields of Intelligent Control and Mobile Robotics. It proposes novel control techniques for stochastic neuro-adaptive control of nonlinear multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems, and introduces the use of dual adaptive control for mobile robots.

Dr. Bugeja has worked in industry as well as in academia. He is currently a resident academic with the Department of Systems and Control Engineering at the University of Malta, a member of the University Senate, and of several other University boards and committees. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed books, journals and international conference proceedings, and regularly acts as a reviewer for technical articles. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), chaired the IEEE Student Branch of Malta for the period 2006-2007, and holds the Maltese Warrant to practise the profession of engineer.

In July 2002, the Malta Chamber of Engineers presented him with the Best Final Year Project Award (Electrical Stream). In September 2003, he was selected as one of the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest finalists and presented his work at EUROCON'03 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In November 2006, he was awarded a student scholarship in recognition of his paper's ranking in the top 12 best-qualified student papers in the IEEE IECON 2006 conference held in Paris. In October 2009, he was presented with the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC'09) held in Madeira, Portugal. Later that month, he was awarded with the Best Paper Award at the Third International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences (ADVCOMP'09) held in Sliema, Malta.

His research interests include: robotics, intelligent control, stochastic adaptive and nonlinear control.
  • Robotics
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Intelligent Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Stochastic Control
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Nonlinear Control

Buhagiar, D., Sant, T. & Bugeja, M.K. 2015, "Control of an Open-Loop Hydraulic Offshore Wind Turbine using a Variable-Area Orifice", Proc. Of the 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - OMAE'15, May 2015.

Fabri, S.G., Wittenmark, B. & Bugeja, M.K. 2015, "Dual adaptive extremum control of Hammerstein systems", International Journal of Control, vol. 88, no. 6, pp. 1271-1286.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2011, "Dual Adaptive Neurocontrol of Mobile Robots using the Unscented Transform: Monte Carlo and Experimental Validation" in Computational Intelligence Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 237-250.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2011, "Unscented Transform-based Dual Adaptive Control for Mobile Robots: Comparative Analysis and Experimental Validation", International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, vol. 3, no. 3&4, pp. 358-375.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2009, "Dual Adaptive Dynamic Control of Mobile Robots using Neural Networks", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 129-141.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2009, "A Novel Dual Adaptive Neuro-Controller Based On The Unscented Transform For Mobile Robots", Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC'09)Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, October, pp. 355.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2008, "Experimental Implementation and Validation of Dual Adaptive Control for Mobile Robots", Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control,Manchester, U.K., September.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2008, "Multilayer Perceptron Adaptive Dynamic Control of Mobile Robots: Experimental Validation" in European Robotics Symposium 2008 (EUROS 2008), eds. H. Bruyninckx, L. Preucil & M. Kulich, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 165-174.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2008, "Neuro-Adaptive Dynamic Control for Mobile Robots: Experimental Validation", Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP 2008)St. Julians, Malta, March, pp. 1246.

Bugeja, M.K. & Fabri, S.G. 2007, "Dual Adaptive Control for Trajectory Tracking of Mobile Robots", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'07)Rome, Italy, April, pp. 2215.

  • ENR3008 - Team Project
  • OMS5004 - Data Resources in Operational Oceanography
  • SCE2213 - Automatic Control Systems 2
  • SCE3113 - Automatic Control Systems 3
  • SCE5103 - Continuous-time Control Systems
  • SCE5202 - Nonlinear Systems and Control
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
06/2013: Professional Development of Academic Staff Programme, University of Malta, Malta
10/2005: Warrant to practise as a Professional Engineer, Engineering Profession Board, Malta
07/1999: Wireman’s Licence ‘A’, Malta Resources Authority, Malta

AWARDS
10 /2009: Best Paper Award — the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Engineering
Computing and Applications in Sciences (ADVCOMP'09), Sliema, Malta.
10/2009: Best Student Paper Award — International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC'09),
Madeira, Portugal.
11/2006: IEEE-IES Student Scholarship — the 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial
Electronics Society (IECON'06), Paris, France.
9/2003: IEEE R8 Student Paper Contest Finalist — IEEE EUROCON'03, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
7/2002: Best Final Year Engineering Project — Chamber of Engineers Award, Malta.
11/1998: Distinction in Matriculation Award — University of Malta, Malta.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES
10/2013 — PRESENT: Member of Senate of the University of Malta.
10/2011 — PRESENT: Member of various boards of the Engineering Faculty of the University of
Malta.
2012 — PRESENT: Invited lecturer at the ISMMB, Dept. of Mechatronics, Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.
2016 - PRESENT: Programme Chair of the 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and
Automation (MED 2017) to be held in Valletta, Malta on 3-6 July 2017.
2005 — PRESENT: Reviewer of numerous research articles submitted to international conferences
and academic journals by IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, SIAM and others.
2014, 2015: Programme Committee Member of the annual International Conference on Informatics
in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO).
11/2006 — 11/2007: Chair of the IEEE Malta Student Branch.
11/2006 — 11/2007: Council Member of the IEEE Malta Section.
2000 — PRESENT: Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2000 — PRESENT: Member of the Malta Chamber of Engineers (CoE)

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