Associate Professor

Hello there! My name’s Alexiei and I’m an Associate Professor at the University of Malta and I'm also the Mayor of Valletta, the Capital City of Malta.

I'm interested in anything related to Artificial Intelligence, Ambient Assisted Living, Mobile Technologies, User Experience, the WWW and Digital Games Development. Please feel free to view my resume and contact me!

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How to program a €10 million game in 1 hour!
Floppy Bird Documentation and Assets
[Mac Game] Floppy Bird

Foundations of AI
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[BSc Level] Machine Learning
Big Data [Test Data] [Training Data]

[MSc Level] Game AI
Basic Game AI
Readings in Game AI

2004 - 2006
MBA Technology Management
Grenoble Graduate School Of Business, France

Accounting, Business Law, Finance and Economics, Information Management, International Management, Managing Organisations and change, Marketing, Strategic Management, Technology Management, Dissertation: “Aligning operations to strategy using the Balanced Score Card”

2001 - 2004
Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence
University of Sheffield, UK

Semantic Web, Knowledge Management, Information Extraction and Retrieval, Human Language Technologies, Machine Learning, Adaptive Systems, Web Technologies, Dissertation: “Annotating the Semantic Web”

1997 - 2001
B.Sc. IT (Honours)
University of Malta, Malta

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems, Engineering, Dissertation: “MultiPLAT (Multiple Platform Authoring Tool)”

2008 - to date
Mayor of Valletta
Valletta Local Council, Malta

Administering both politically and financially the running of the Capital City of Malta. Ensure that everything runs smoothly in the city and take care of the different realities which coexist (such as the residents, commercial centre, tourists, culture, etc). As Mayor of the City, I have to adhere to a number of local, national and international duties. I’m also Chairperson of the Valletta Community Network and Deputy Chairperson of the Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture foundation. Under my leadership, the Valletta Local Council managed to obtain the Presidency of the European Walled Towns Association (which spans more than 100 cities in 22 countries) and obtained the title of Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018.

2007 - to date
Associate Professor
University of Malta, Malta

Lecturing students who are reading the various BSc degrees offered by the Faculty of ICT. The topics I lecture mainly focus on Artificial Intelligence, Web Science, Digital Games Production, Mobile Technologies and User Experience.

2004 – 2007
Senior Manager Business Development
Employment and Training Corporation, Malta

Managing the ICT Unit, Labour Market Information Unit and Monitoring & Evaluation Unit whilst servicing the other departments of the corporation.

2001 - 2004
University of Sheffield, UK

Researcher on the Advanced Knowledge Technologies project. This project is one of the largest Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (IRC) funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). AKT brings together a strong set of universities and complementary disciplines to tackle fundamental problems associated with the management of knowledge. AKT is a multi-million pound, six-year collaboration between internationally recognised research groups at the Universities of Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Sheffield and the Open University.

Contact info
  • Name: Prof Alexiei Dingli
  • Address: Room 6, Floor 1, Block A, Faculty of ICT Building, University of Malta, MSD 2080
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +356 79 42 45 36