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
Prof. 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, Prof. Ing. Buttigieg joined the newly formed Department of Communications and Computer Engineering at the University of Malta where he is currently an Associate Professor. 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. He currently chairs the Faculty of ICT's Advisory Committee for Course Development. He is also vice-chair of the University's Quality Assurance Committee and is a member of the Digital Education Committee.

Victor Buttigieg lectures in the fields of Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, Telecommunications and Coding Theory. His main research interests is in 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.

Victor is a warranted engineer and is a member of the Chamber of Engineers' Ethics and Disciplinary sub-committee.
  • Synchronization Correcting Codes
  • Joint Source-Channel Coding
  • Error Correcting Codes

N. FARRUGIA, J. A. BRIFFA and V. BUTTIGIEG, 2019. Solving the Multi-Commodity Flow Problem using a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 10-13 Jun. 2019 2019, pp. 2816-2823.

BUTTIGIEG, V. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2018. Time-varying variable-length error-correcting codes, Proc. Int. Symp. Inform. Theory and its Application, ISITA 2018, 28-31 Oct. 2018 2018, pp. 506-510.

FARRUGIA, N., BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 19-21 Nov. 2018. An evolutionary multipath routing algorithm using SDN, 9th Int. Conf. Network of the Future (NoF 2018) 19-21 Nov. 2018.

N. FARRUGIA, V. BUTTIGIEG and J. A. BRIFFA, 2018. A globally optimised multipath routing algorithm using SDN, 2018 21st Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks and Workshops (ICIN), 19-22 Feb. 2018 2018, pp. 1-8.

ABELA SCICLUNA, M., MUSCAT, A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2016. A Study of the use of Perceptual Features for Music Emotion Recognition, Proc. 13th Sound & Music Computing Conference (SMC 2016), 31 Aug. – 3 Sep. 2016 2016.

J. A. BRIFFA and V. BUTTIGIEG, 2016. A MAP Decoder for TVB Codes on a Generalized Iyengar–Siegel–Wolf BPMR Markov Channel Model. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(2), pp. 1-9.

P. VELLA and V. BUTTIGIEG, 2016. Construction of variable-length error-correcting codes using MOGA, 2016 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), 18-20 Apr. 2016 2016, pp. 1-6.

V. BUTTIGIEG and J. A. BRIFFA, 2015. Improved Code Construction for Synchronization Error Correction, SCC 2015; 10th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding, 2-5 Feb. 2015 2015, pp. 1-6.

V. BUTTIGIEG and N. FARRUGIA, 2015. Improved bit error rate performance of convolutional codes with synchronization errors, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 8-12 Jun. 2015 2015, pp. 4077-4082.

J. A. BRIFFA, V. BUTTIGIEG and S. WESEMEYER, 2014. Time-varying block codes for synchronisation errors: maximum a posteriori decoder and practical issues. The Journal of Engineering, 2014(6), pp. 340-351.

BUTTIGIEG, V., 2011. Using variable-length codes to correct Insertion, Deletion and substitution errors, Information Theory (CWIT), 2011 12th Canadian Workshop on, 17-20 May 2011 2011, pp. 143-146.

BUTTIGIEG, V. and BRIFFA, J.A., 2011. Codebook and marker sequence design for synchronization-correcting codes, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Inform. Theory (ISIT 11), 31 Jul. - 5 Aug. 2011 2011, pp. 1504-1508.

SPITERI, T. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2010. Arithmetic coding for joint source-channel coding, Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP), Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on, 26-28 Jul. 2010 2010, pp. 5-15.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 2002. Interleaving and termination in unpunctured symmetric turbo codes. IEE Proceedings-Communications, 149(1), pp. 6-12.

BUTTIGIEG, V. and FARRELL, P.G., 2000. Variable-length error-correcting codes. IEE Proceedings-Communications, 147(4), pp. 211-215.

BRIFFA, J.A. and BUTTIGIEG, V., 1999. Error performance of Tunstall coding. Electronics Letters, 35(23), pp. 2021-2022.