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Prof. Matthew Montebello
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Prof. Matthew Montebello

Prof. Matthew Montebello


Associate Professor
Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Information & Communication Technology
Block A, Level 1
Room 3
ICT Building
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 2132

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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.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Agent technology
  • Web Science
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Technology enhanced education

Selected Publications

Montebello, M. 2018, AI Injected e-Learning - The Future of Online Education, Springer International Publishing.

Camilleri, M. & Montebello, M. 2017, "Optimising the Meta-Optimiser in Machine Learning Problems", 9th International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ICMLC 2017) Singapore.

Mallia Milanes, M. & Montebello, M. 2017, "Agent-Assisted Collaborative Learning", International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART2017) Porto, Portugal.

Montebello, M. 2017, "
Digital Pedagogies for Teachers' CPD", 5th International Conference on Educational Technologies 2017 (ICEduTech 2017).

Montebello, M. 2017, "e-Learning Paradigms - A model to address known issues", IEEE Computing Conference - Science and Information Conference, (SAI).

Montebello, M. 2017, "Logic Games", South Africa International Conference on Educational Technologies (SAICET2017) Pretoria, South Africa.

Montebello, M. 2017, "Measuring E-Learning Effectiveness Using a Three-Way Comparison", International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 855-860.

Montebello, M. 2017, "Personalised e-Learning", 12th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL17) Orlando, USA.

Montebello, M. & Camilleri, V. 2017, "Social Media in Higher Education", International Journal of Learning and Teaching (IJLT) ISSN: 2377-2891, vol. 3, no. 1.

Montebello, M. 2016, "Embodying the Education Institution", International Journal of Education (IJE), vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 9-28.


University of Malta based research groups:
- GameD: Games in Education;
- Web Science Research group;
- Mobile technologies working group.


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