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.)(Melit.) with first-class honours (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Malta in 2002 and 2011 respectively. His doctoral research, 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.

Over the past two decades Dr Bugeja has worked in industry and academia. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Systems and Control Engineering at the University of Malta, and an Invited Lecturer at the Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics of Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. He has served as the Maltese representative on the General Assembly of the European Control Association (EUCA) between 2017 and 2023, a Member of Senate of the University of Malta between 2013 and 2019, and as Chair of the IEEE Malta Student Branch between 2006 and 2007.

His main research interests revolve around control engineering and robotics, with particular focus on adaptive, nonlinear, and intelligent control, as well as robot control and applications. He leads and collaborates on several funded research projects in these areas. Dr. Ing. Bugeja has published more than 42 articles in peer-reviewed books, journals, and international conference proceedings, and has received a best paper award in four different occasions.

He is an Associate Editor on the EUCA Conference Editorial Board, and regularly acts as a reviewer for various conferences and journals. In 2017 he served as lead Programme Chair of the 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2017). He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IET, the Malta Chamber of Engineers, a licenced Energy Performance Assessor, and holds the Maltese Warrant to practise the engineering profession.
  • Robotics
  • Control Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Intelligent Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Automation
  • ENR0011 - Engineering Technology
  • ENR3008 - Team Project
  • GSC5504 - Instrumentation and Ocean Data Systems
  • POD5050 - Foundations of Design in Orthotics and Prosthetics 1
  • SCE2213 - Automatic Control Systems 2
  • SCE3115 - Autonomous Robotic Systems
12/2019: Energy Performance Assessor of Buildings (Dwellings)
The Building & Construction Agency, Malta
10/2005: Warrant to practise as a Professional Engineer
Engineering Profession Board, 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.

2023-PRESENT: Associate Editor on the European Control Association (EUCA) Conference
Editorial Board.
2023-PRESENT: Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) with designatory
letters MIET.
2021-PRESENT: Research committee member of the Centre Innovation Drones de Normandie
2018-PRESENT: Member of the University of Malta PhD and Master Degrees (Research) Scholarship
Selection Board.
2017-PRESENT: National representative (elected) on the general assembly of the European
Control Association (EUCA).
2016-PRESENT: External Examiner for PhD and MSc students.
2016 - 2017: Programme Chair of the IEEE co-sponsored 25th Mediterranean Conference on
Control and Automation (MED 2017). Led a large team of AEs to manage 932 reviews of 354
2014 - PRESENT: Programme Committee Member of the annual International Conference on
Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO).
2013 — 2019: Member of Senate of the University of Malta.
2012 — PRESENT: Regular invited lecturer at the ISMMB, Brno University of Technology, Brno,
Czech Republic.
2011-PRESENT: Member of various boards of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of
2006 — 2007: Chair of the IEEE Malta Student Branch.
2006 — 2007: Council Member of the IEEE Malta Section.
2005 — PRESENT: Chair of various international conference sessions.
2000 — PRESENT: Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2000 — PRESENT: Member of the Malta Chamber of Engineers (CoE)