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Marvin K. BUGEJA

Marsaskala, Malta (+356) 2340 3102 [email protected] OR [email protected] http://staff.um.edu.mt/marvin.bugeja/ Maltese

Education and training

Dates Title of qualification awarded Principal subjects / occupational skills covered August 2004 May 2011 Ph.D. in Intelligent Control & Mobile Robotics Dissertation entitled, Computational Intelligence Methods for Dynamic Control of Mobile Robots. This research contributes to the field of stochastic neuro-adaptive control of nonlinear, multiple-inputmultiple-output (MIMO) systems, with a special focus on the application of dual adaptive control for mobile robots. Supported by National RTDI Grant 2004, RTDI-2004-026. University of Malta, Msida, Malta ISCED 6

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October 1998 July 2002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Graduated Summa Cum Laude (First Class) Electrical stream; with advanced units in Control Systems and Electrical Power. Thesis entitled, Nonlinear Swing-up and Stabilizing Control of an Inverted Pendulum System University of Malta, Msida, Malta ISCED 5

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October 2011 present Lecturer Full-time academic; responsibilities include: lecturing, research and administration Department of Systems & Control Engineering, University of Malta, Msida, Malta Tertiary education October 2007 October 2011 Assistant lecturer Full-time academic; responsibilities include: lecturing, research and administration Department of Systems & Control Engineering, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

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February 2006 July 2007 Part-time Lecturer Lecturing an optional study unit entitled, Electrical Materials (PCE3004) to third year undergraduates Department of Electrical Power & Control Engineering, University of Malta, Msida, Malta Tertiary education October 2004 July 2007 Teaching Assistant Assisting in various laboratory sessions at undergraduate level, including the correction of lab reports Department of Electrical Power & Control Engineering, University of Malta, Msida, Malta Tertiary education November 2003 July 2008 Part-time Lecturer Lecturing various study units at advanced diploma levels in the City & Guilds and BTEC curricula including: electrical principles, automation and control systems Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MCAST Main Campus, Corradino, Paola, Malta Tertiary education November 2002 July 2004 Data Acquisition Engineer Hardware/Software design and implementation of laboratory and end-of-line testing machines Methode Electronics Malta Ltd., Industrial Estate, Mriehel, Malta Design and manufacture of electromechanical and electronic controls for the automotive industry August 2002 October 2002 Teaching Assistant Assisting in various laboratory sessions at undergraduate level, including the correction of lab reports Department of Systems Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA Tertiary education

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Maltese

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English Italian French

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Additional information

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Malta Government Warrant to practise as a Professional Engineer, October 2005 Enemalta Wireman's Licence A, July 1999 Chair of the IEEE Student Branch of Malta, November 2006 November 2007 Council Member of the IEEE Malta Section, November 2006 November 2007 Session Chair at an Int. Conference, ICINCO'05, Barcelona, Spain, September 2005 Article reviewer for the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Elsevier Journal on Neurocomputing, Int. Journal of Systems Science, Int. Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetcis; and various submissions for IEEE conferences (CDC, ACC, ICRA etc.) since 2005 Best Paper Award, The Third International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences (ADVCOMP'09), Sliema, Malta, October 2009 Best Student Paper Award, International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC'09), Madeira, Portugal, October 2009 IEEE-IES Student Scholarship Award, The 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'06), Paris, France, November 2006 IEEE R8 Student Paper Contest Finalist, EUROCON'03, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sept. 2003 Best Final Year Project Chamber of Engineers Award, University of Malta, July 2002 Distinction in Matriculation Award, University of Malta, November 1998 Member of the IEEE (societies: CSS, RAS,CIS & SMC), January 2000 present Member of the Chamber of Engineers (CoE) in Malta, January 2000 present

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PUBLICATIONS Reviewed Book Sections: M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "Dual adaptive neurocontrol of mobile robots using the unscented transform: Monte Carlo and experimental validation", in Computational Intelligence, ser. Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI), K. Madani, A. Correia, A. Rosa, and J. Filipe, Eds. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, vol. 343, pp. 237­250. M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "Multilayer perceptron adaptive dynamic control of mobile robots: experimental validation", in European Robotics Symposium 2008, (EUROS 2008), ser. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), H. Bruyninckx, L. Preucil and M. Kulich, Eds., Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2008, vol. 44, pp. 165-174. Peer-reviewed Journal Articles: M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "Unscented Transform-based dual adaptive control for mobile robots: comparative analysis and experimental validation," International Journal on advances in Intelligent Systems, vol. 3, no. 3&4, pp. 58-375, 2011. M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, L. Camilleri, "Dual adaptive dynamic control of mobile robots using neural networks," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics ­ Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 129-141, 2009. Peer-reviewed Conference Articles: M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "Dual-adaptive computer control of a mobile robot based on the unscented transform", in Proc. The Third International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences (ADVCOMP 2009), Sliema, Malta, Oct. 2009, pp. 136 ­ 141. M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "A novel dual adaptive neuro-controller based on the unscented transform for mobile robots", in Proc. International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC 2009), Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, Oct. 2009, pp. 355 ­ 362. M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "Experimental implementation and validation of dual adaptive control for mobile robots" , in Proc. UKACC International Conference on Control 2008, Manchester, U.K., Sep. 2008.

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M. K. Bugeja, S. G. Fabri, "Neuro-adaptive dynamic control for mobile robots: experimental validation," in Proc. 3rd International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP 2008), St. Julians, Malta, Mar. 2008, pp. 1246-1251. M. K. Bugeja and S. G. Fabri, "Multilayer perceptron dual adaptive control for mobile robots," in Proc. 15th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'07), Athens, Greece, Jun. 2007. M. K. Bugeja and S. G. Fabri, "Dual adaptive control for trajectory tracking of mobile robots," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'07), Rome, Italy, Apr. 2007, pp. 2215 - 2220. M. K. Bugeja and S. G. Fabri, "Multilayer perceptron adaptive dynamic control for trajectory tracking of mobile robots," in Proc. 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'06), Paris, France, Nov. 2006, pp. 3798 - 3803. M. K. Bugeja and S. G. Fabri, "Neuro-adaptive dynamic control for trajectory tracking of mobile robots," in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO'06), Setúbal, Portugal, Aug. 2006, pp. 404 - 411. M. K. Bugeja and S. G. Fabri, "Multilayer perceptron functional adaptive control for trajectory tracking of wheeled mobile robots," in Proc. 2nd Int. Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO'05), vol. 3, Barcelona, Spain, Sep. 2005, pp. 66 - 72. M. K. Bugeja, "Non-linear swing-up and stabilizing control of an inverted pendulum system," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON'03), vol. 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sep. 2003, pp. 437 - 441.

Non-reviewed articles: M. K. Bugeja, "Non-linear swing-up and stabilizing control of an inverted pendulum system," Engineering Today (official publication of the CoE), Issue 18, Malta, Feb. 2003, pp. 9 ­ 13. RESEARCH INTERESTS Adaptive and Stochastic Control, Neural Networks, Nonlinear Systems and Robotics. OTHER INTERESTS Plays the piano accordion, enjoys reading, travelling and flight simulation.

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