Prof. Ing. Saviour Zammit

Prof. Ing. Saviour Zammit

Prof. Ing. Saviour Zammit


Associate Professor

Administration Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2553
Prof. Ing. Saviour Zammit graduated Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta in 1986, Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aston in 1990 as a commonwealth scholar, and Doctor of Philosophy from the same University in 1996.

Prof. Zammit first joined the UoM in 1991 and has launched and lectured courses in Telecommunications, Signal Processing, Multimedia Processing, Computer Architecture, Real Time Systems, Computer Networks, Embedded Systems and Entrepreneurship.

In 1997 Prof. Ing. Zammit joined the Board of Directors of Telemalta Corporation and was then appointed Deputy Chairmain and Technical Director. Prof. Zammit was heavily involved in the privitization of 40% of Maltacom plc on the Malta and London Stock Exchanges. As technical director, Prof. Ing. Zammit championed the acquisition of Terranet Limited, giving Maltacom a strong presence in the ISP sector, and then was instrumental in the setting up of Datastream Limited, the first ADSL broadband infrastructure in Malta. Subsequently, Prof. Ing. Zammit was involved in the setting up of Mobisle Limited, Maltacom's wholly owned mobile services subsidiary.

In 2000, Prof. Ing. Zammit left Maltacom to cofound a number of technology companies in Broadband Internet Provision, Software Development, Portal Development and Hosting, and Internet and GSM services provision on ships, amongst others.

Whilst in industry, Prof. Zammit was an executive member of the Chamber of Professional Engineers, the Computing Society of Malta, the IEEE Malta Section, and the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, serving as ICT sector chairman with a seat on the central committee.

Prof. Ing. Zammit rejoined the UoM on a full time basis in 2008. He is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneuship and Business Incubation and a senior lecturer within FICT. He chairs the IT Services Committee and the Distance and eLearning Committee and represents Malta on COST ICT domain, the eIRG and the eIPF.

He has participated in a number of funded research projects and conducts research in Wireless Multimedia Networks, mHealth systems, Digital Gaming Platforms and Entrepreneurship.

Prof. Ing. Zammit consults regularly for public and private sector organizations and enterprises.
  • Resilient Multimedia Communications
  • 5G
  • Internet of Things
  • m-Services and e-Services
  • Digital Gaming Platforms
  • Entrepreneurship

Attard, S. & Zammit, S. 2012, "An Empirical Investigation of the Capacitive Body Coupled Communications Channel for Body Area Networks", IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW2012).

Camilleri, M., Zammit, S. & Scerri, K. 2012, "Autonomous Flight Control for an RC Helicopter", 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference,.

Muscat, A., Zammit, S. & Attard, T. 2012, "An Autonomous Cognitive Personal Mobile Phone for Radio Access Cost Optimization", 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference,

Vella, J.M. & Zammit, S. 2012, "Packet Losses of Multicast over 802.11n Heterogeneous wireless local area network", International Conference on Signals, Systems and Image Processing,.

Zammit, S., Muscat, A. & Gauci, G. 2012, "Mobile Gaming on a Virtualized Infrastructure", 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference

Valentino, G. & Zammit, S. 2011, "A technique for automatically reprogramming an embedded Linux system", EUROCON - International Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON).

Vella, J.M. & Zammit, S. 2011, "Infrastructure-Dependent Wireless Multicast over 802.11n WLAN", 19th International Conference on Software Telecommunications and Computer Networks,

J. Cilia, K. D. Mertz, D. Griscti, S. Zammit, M. Apap 2010, "The Development of an Electric Drive using the Intelligent battery concept", EVS25, 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Symposium Shenzhen, China, Nov. 2010.

Vella, J.M. & Zammit, S. 2010, "Performance improvement of long distance MIMO links using cross polarized antennas", MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, pp. 1287.

S. Zammit, G.F.C. "Packet Video Coding for Wireless Access Networks", IEEE Visicom93, 5th Intl. workshop on Packet Video.

  • CCE5105 - Broadband Communications Systems
  • CCE5401 - Multimedia Networks and Systems
Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation
Chairman IT Services Committee
Chairman Distance and eLearning Committee
Member executive board NIC Malta

Member of the CPE, IEEE, ACM

Warranted Engineer