Prof Matthew Montebello is an associate professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of ICT, University of Malta. He heads the Agent Technology Research Group at departmental level, as well as coordinates a number of Interest Groups within the same faculty.
Before joining the University in 1999 with a PhD in Computer Science he was already heavily involved in Education in secondary schools after graduating in 1990 at the University of Malta B.Ed.(Hons) degree. Having obtained an extensive teaching experience and having been involved with the introduction of computer labs through the Ministry of Education, he proceeded to follow the Computer Science domain when he pursued his post-graduate studies obtaining a Masters and a Doctorate at the Cardiff University in Wales in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Furthermore in 2009 and 2016 he also completed an M.A. and an Ed.D. (Higher Education) specialising in the application of artiﬁcial intelligence to e-learning. In 2017 18 he was offered a visiting academic status at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he collaborated with the Computer Science department and College of Education on numerous projects and research initiatives. In May 2018 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Technology enhanced education
MONTEBELLO, M., 2018. AI Injected e-Learning – The Future of Online Education. Springer International Publishing.
ARI2131 - Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED)
ARI5902 - Research Topics in Artificial Intelligence
University of Malta based research groups: - GameD: Games in Education; - Web Science Research group; - Mobile technologies working group.
University of Malta committees: - Web Advisory Committee (WAC) - Web Editorial Board (WEB) - Distance Education Committee (DEC) - Post-graduate ICT faculty board (PG) - Doctoral ICT faculty board (DT)
Member of Editorial Board: - Global Research in Higher Education Journal - Frontiers in Education Technology Journal - Common Ground Research Centre, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Member of Technical/Programme Committee: - International Conference on Education and Distance Learning (ICEDL) - International Conference on e-Society, e-Learning & e-Technologies (ICSLT) - International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP) - International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd) - International Conference on Learning and Teaching (ICLT)
Academic Reviewer: - IGI Global Publishing House - Common Ground Research Centre, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA - European Commission, Brussels
Professional Member: - IEEE Senior Member - BCS member - ACM member - IAmLearn member (International) - Member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS)