Prof. Victor Buttigieg

Prof. Victor Buttigieg

Prof. Victor Buttigieg


Associate Professor

Block B, Level 1
Room 18
ICT Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2077
Dr. Ing. Victor Buttigieg joined the University of Malta in 1990 as an Assistant Lecturer. In 1991 he was awarded a Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Following research work in the area of combined source and channel coding, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree by the University of Manchester, UK, in 1995. Soon thereafter, Dr Buttigieg joined the newly formed Department of Communications and Computer Engineering at the University of Malta where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. He also served as Head of Department in the period 2004-08 and Deputy Dean of the newly constituted Faculty of Information and Communication Technology in the period 2007-09. Victor Buttigieg lectures in the fields of Digital Signal Processing, Telecommunications and Coding Theory. His main research interests are in source and channel coding. He was directly responsible for projects worth in total more than 1.3 million euro. He was also the founding President of the University of Malta Academic Staff Association (UMASA), which he led from 2001 till 2009. During this period he was chief negotiator in the negotiations leading to the new Collective Agreement covering the working conditions of academic staff at the University of Malta.
  • Synchronization Correcting Codes
  • Joint Source-Channel Coding
  • Error Correcting Codes

Buttigieg, V. 2011, "Using variable-length codes to correct Insertion, Deletion and substitution errors", Information Theory (CWIT), 2011 12th Canadian Workshop on, pp. 143.

Buttigieg, V. & Briffa, J.A. 2011, "Codebook and marker sequence design for synchronization-correcting codes", Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Inform. Theory (ISIT 11)St.Petersburg, Russia, 31 Jul. - 5 Aug. 2011, pp. 1504.

Spiteri, T. & Buttigieg, V. 2010, "Arithmetic coding for joint source-channel coding", Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP), Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on, pp. 5.

Buttigieg, V. & Deguara, R. 2005, "Using variable-length error-correcting codes in MPEG-4 video", 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)
IEEE, , 4-9 Sept. 2005, pp. 2379-2383.

Briffa, J.A. & Buttigieg, V. 2002, "Interleaving and termination in unpunctured symmetric turbo codes", IEE Proceedings-Communications, vol. 149, no. 1, pp. 6-12.

Cilia, J., Spiteri Staines, C., Buttigieg, V., Caruana, C. & Apap, M. 2001, "Design of an electric vehicle for the Maltese islands", ICECS 2001. 8th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (Cat. No.01EX483)IEEE IEEE CAS Soc. IEEE CAS Soc, Place of Publication: Piscataway, NJ, USA; Malta. Country of Publication: USA., 01/01.

Spiteri Staines, C., Cilia, J., Buttigieg, V., Caruana, C. & Apap, M. 2001, "Implementation of an E.V. for Urban Use", EDPE 2001 Conference.

Staines, C.S., Cilia, J., Buttigieg, V. & Caruana, C. 2001, "Design of a high performance electric vehicle for urban use", 9th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. EPE 2001EPE Assoc. Eur. Power Electron. & Drives Assoc Eur. Power Electron. & Drives Assoc, Place of Publication: Brussels, Belgium; Graz, Austria. Country of Publication: Belgium., 01/01.

Briffa, J.A. & Buttigieg, V. 2000, "Interleavers for unpunctured symmetric turbo codes", Information Theory, 2000. Proceedings. IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 450.

Buttigieg, V. & Farrell, P.G. 2000, "Variable-length error-correcting codes", IEE Proceedings-Communications, vol. 147, no. 4, pp. 211-215.

Briffa, J.A. & Buttigieg, V. 1999, "Error performance of Tunstall coding", Electronics Letters, vol. 35, no. 23, pp. 2021-2022.

Buttigieg, V. & Farrell, P.G. 1995, "A maximum a-posteriori (MAP) decoding algorithm for variable-length error-correcting codes", Codes and cyphers: Cryptography and coding IV, pp. 103-119.

Buttigieg, V., Farrell, P.G. & Boyd, C. 1995, "Constructions for variable-length error-correcting codes", Cryptography and Coding. 5th IMA Conference. Proceedings, ed. C. Boyd, Springer-Verlag, Place of Publication: Berlin, Germany; Cirencester, UK. Country of Publication: Germany., 01/01.

Buttigieg, V. & Farrell, P.G. 1994, "On variable-length error-correcting codes", Proceedings. 1994 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (Cat. No.94CH3467-8)IEEE Inf. Theory Soc. IEEE Inf. Theory Soc. IEEE, Place of Publication: New York, NY, USA; Trondheim, Norway. Country of Publication: USA., 01/01.

Buttigieg, V. & Farrell, P.G. 1994, "Sequential decoding of variable-length error-correcting codes", Eurocode 94, 24-28 Oct. 1994, pp. 93.

Buttigieg, V. & Farrell, P.G. 1993, "A maximum likelihood decoding algorithm for variable-length error-correcting codes", Fifth Bangor Symposium on CommunicationsUniv. Wales, Place of Publication: Bangor, UK; Bangor, UK. Country of Publication: UK., 01/01.