Owen Falzon is a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics at the University of Malta. He obtained his first degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2006. In 2012, he completed his PhD studies on "EEG Signal Phase Analysis for Brain-Computer Interfacing". His research interests include signal processing, machine learning, computer vision, biomedical engineering, brain-computer interfacing and medical thermography.
He is involved in the coordination of various research projects, undergraduation and postgraduate project supervision, primarily focusing on the development of signal and image processing algorithms, mainly in the context of medical thermography, EEG signal processing and brain-computer interfacing.
He is currently involved in the coordination and technical supervision of a number of funded R&I projects including:
- Thermal Imaging for Peripheral Vascular Disease Monitoring in Diabetics (TIPMID)
Funded through MCST R&I-2013-028. Role: Project coordinator.
- Food Inspection using Hyperspectral Imaging (FIHI)
Funded through MCST R&I-2015-048-T. Role: Project coordinator.
- Brain Controlled Applications (BrainApp)
Funded through MCST R&I-2015-132-T. Role: Project partner.
He has also been involved in the coordination and successful completion of the MCST commercialisation voucher programmes in relation to the projects above.
He has published his work in various scientific journals and conferences (refer to scholar.google.com/citations?user=BgnnWgcAAAAJ&hl).
He is also a reviewer on a number of journals which include amongst others the:
- IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering;
- IEEE Transactions in Neural Systems and Rehabiliation Engineering;
- IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics;
- IOP Journal of Neural Engineering; and
- Elsevier Journal of Neuroscience Method.
He is also a member of the management committee of the cost action CA15118 Mathematical and Computer Science Methods for Food Science and Industry (FoodMC).
Agius Anastasi, A., Falzon, O., Camilleri, K., Vella, M. & Muscat, R. 2017, "Brain symmetry index in healthy and stroke patients for assessment and prognosis", Stroke research and treatment, vol. 2017.
Falzon, O., Zerafa, R., Camilleri, T. & Camilleri, K.P. 2017, "EEG-based biometry using steady state visual evoked potentials", IEEE, , pp. 4159.
Gauci, J., Falzon, O., Camilleri, K.P., Formosa, C., Gatt, A., Ellul, C., Mizzi, S., Mizzi, A., Cassar, K. & Sturgeon, C. 2017, "Automated segmentation of regions of interest from thermal images of hands", IEEE, , pp. 3822.
Gauci, N., Falzon, O., Camilleri, T. & Camilleri, K.P. 2017, "Phase-based SSVEPs for real-time control of a motorised bed", IEEE, , pp. 2080.
Piciucco, E., Maiorana, E., Falzon, O., Camilleri, K.P. & Campisi, P. 2017, "Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials for EEG-Based Biometric Identification", BIOSIG 2017, .
Gauci, N., Falzon, O., Camilleri, T. & Camilleri, K. 2016, "An Analysis on the Effect of Phase on the Performance of SSVEP-based BCIs", Springer, , pp. 134.
Falzon, O., Camilleri, K.P. & Muscat, J. 2012, "The analytic common spatial patterns method for EEG-based BCI data", Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 045009.
Falzon, O., Camilleri, K.P. & Muscat, J. 2011, "Common spatial patterns using analytic signals for EEG-based BCIs", Neuroscience letters, vol. 500, pp. e10.
Falzon, O., Camilleri, K. & Muscat, J. 2010, "Complex-valued spatial filters for task discrimination", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEEIEEE, , pp. 4707.