Prof. Alexiei Dingli

Prof. Alexiei Dingli is an Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Head of the Department of Intelligent Computer Systems within the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. He was also a founder member of the Google Developers Group Malta Section, the Web Science Research group, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Malta  and of the Gaming group at the same University. He also heads the Gaming in Education group and represents the University of Malta on the BeSmartOnline initiative. He pursued his Ph.D. on the future of the Internet at the University of Sheffield in the UK under the supervision of Professor Yorick Wilks. His work was rated World Class by a panel of international experts whose chair was Professor James Handler (one of the creators of the Semantic Web) and was used as a core component of the application that won the Semantic Web challenge. His research in Mobile Technology and Smart Cities was also awarded a first prize by the European Space Agency and an e-Excellence Gold Seal at the prestigious CeBit Conference in Germany. His current project on Intelligent Transportation Systems has been shortlisted for another prize by the European Space Agency. He has published several posters, papers, book chapters and books in the area. He also pursued an MBA with the Grenoble Business School in France specialising on Technology Management. He is also the Mayor of Valletta, the Capital City of Malta.