Prof. Matthew Montebello

Prof. Matthew Montebello

Prof. Matthew Montebello

  B.Ed. (Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc. (Cardiff),M.A.(Ulster),Ph.D.(Cardiff),Ed.D.(Sheff.),SMIEEE


Block A, Level 1
Room 5
ICT Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2132
Prof Matthew Montebello is a full 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 he published a Springer monograph entitled 'AI-injected e-Learning' and 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, and published his second Springer monograph entitled 'Ambient Intelligent Classrooms'. In 2019 he was re-appointed head of department and edited an IGI-Global handbook of research on Digital Learning while also in the process of authoring his third Springer monograph on Digital Learners.
  • AI in Education
  • Agent technology
  • Intelligent Drones
  • Web Intelligence
  • Smart Apps
  • ARI2131 - Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED)
  • ARI2201 - Individual Assigned Practical Task
  • ARI3900 - Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
  • ARI5902 - Research Topics in Artificial Intelligence
  • ARI5907 - Placement in AI
  • CGS5081 - Artificial Intelligence
  • DOC6024 - Data Analysis with Python
  • DOC6042 - Machine Learning with Python
  • ICS1019 - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • ICS2000 - Group Assigned Practical Task
  • ICT3909 - Final Year Project in Artificial Intelligence
  • LIA5016 - Introductuion to Electronic Records and Digital Humanities
  • LLI5001 - Field Placement 1
  • MSM5001 - Becoming a Mathematics Teacher
University of Malta based research groups:
- GameD: Games in Education;
- Web Science Research group;
- Mobile technologies working group.

University of Malta committees:
- Academics' Representative on University Council
- Committee on Committee to consider Extension of Appointments of Academic Staff
- 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)