Dr Ing. Marvin K Bugeja

Dr Ing. Marvin K Bugeja

Dr Ing. Marvin K Bugeja


Senior Lecturer

Room 403
Systems & Control Engineering
Engineering Building
University of Malta
  +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
  • Control Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Intelligent Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Automation
  • ENR0011 - Engineering Technology
  • ENR3008 - Team Project
  • GSC5504 - Instrumentation and Ocean Data Systems
  • SCE2213 - Automatic Control Systems 2
  • SCE3115 - Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • SCE5103 - Continuous-time Control Systems
  • SCE5202 - Nonlinear Systems and Control
12/2019: Energy Performance Assessor of Buildings (Dwellings), The Building & Construction
Agency, Malta.
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

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.

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
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)