MCAST @ ICCE-Berlin 2019

MCAST IICT has presented five research projects at the 9th IEEE International Conference On Consumer Electronics in Berlin, Germany also known as the ICCE-BERLIN.

Irisann Marie Agius has presented her B.Sc. 2nd Year research project titled “Re-purposing computers as a cluster for academic institutions” in which we explored the performance benefits of clustering single-board computers as a proof-of-concept to re-purpose workstation computer systems during out-of-office hours as a High Performance Computing system for research purposes.

Irisann Marie Agius

Damiano Nicastro presented his B.Sc. 2nd Year research project titled “Brand usage detection via Audio Streams” in which we explored techniques, limitations and determining factors when monitoring brand usage in audio streams of videos.

Damiano Nicastro

Ricardo Sciberras has presented his B.Sc. final year project which is a continuation of our previous publication. This year’s project is titled “Automated traffic congestion estimation via public video feeds” where we present our findings in estimating traffic congestion in an automated manner from the various video feeds directed on Maltese roads.

Ricardo Sciberras

Mr Daren Scerri presented the research project of his final year student, Mattea Cauchi titled, “Enriching Tourist UX via a Location Based AR Treasure Hunt Game”, in which they created an AR game located in the capital city of Valletta and researched the experience benefits that Augmented Reality brings.

Daren Scerri

I presented the research project of my final year student Deborah Catania titled “Creating AR models for challenging sizes”, which we did in collaboration with the Malta Aviation Museum to explore challenges, techniques and factors to consider when created Augmented Reality models of very large and delicate objects such as plane engines and others.

These are just a sample of the various MCAST research projects that have been presented at international conferences this year. Really proud of our students and colleagues for our collective achievements.

Author: Frankie Inguanez

I am a Data & Software Consultant from Malta with a specialisation in Business Intelligence & Data Mining. Currently, a senior lecturer and software developer at MCAST focusing on Databases, Business Intelligence and Applied Computational Intelligence modules at degree level. As a developer, I have been working on the development of a management information system together in a small team using PostgreSQL, Spring, Jira, Confluence, Git, amongst other tools. My first degree was a B.Sc.(Hons.) at the University of Malta then I graduated at De Montfort University in M.Sc. Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining where I was recognised with the Best Student and Best Project awards. My postgraduate research was then presented and published in an IEEE conference in Berlin in 2016. During my free time, I try to find a balance between photography, diving, guitar playing and an occasional camping or walk in the countryside.

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