PingFin 8 @ Malta – Closure & Thanks


It has been my pleasure and honour to chair the PingFin 8 workshop at Malta. I am pleased to inform you that we have ended the PingFin 8 workshop at Malta with great success. It has been a formidable 4-day experience and a real pleasure to share with a lot of talented people. I believe that […]

M.Sc. Research


In October 2013 I started my M.Sc. in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining studies at De Montfort University, and have graduated in July 2016. In this post, I would like to document my final research project: Continuous Passive User Authentication via Typing Heat Maps, part of which has been presented at the ICCE-Berlin 2016 […]

Kiso-Suzuki 9651


My first guitar was a second-hand Kiso-Suzuki. Not much is know, other that it was a company from Japan that use to do Martin replicas until they were faced with lawsuits. My research led me to believe that it is made of ash wood, manufactured in 1979 and has a 2 5/8 inch saddle (only […]

MCAST @ Malta Startup Weekend


Really proud of our second-year B.Sc. Multimedia Software Development students, Mr. Jean Paul Caruana and Mr. Luke Benjamin Cassar, for their performance, dedication and professionalism in the Malta Startup Weekend hosted at Smart City. A true testament to the quality of students found at MCAST IICT. .  

Guitar Playing


During my M.Sc. studies, I started to feel stress taking the better of me and needed a means to cope. That is when I started to play guitar. Nearly three years down the line and I have added a couple of guitars to my collection and can play a few songs. It is a real […]

PingFin8


Glad to announce that MCAST shall be hosting the PingFin 8 workshop at Malta from 13-16th March 2017 at the MITA Innovation Hub, Smart City, Kalkara. This will be an e-Payments International Workshop where participants will implement a solution in Oracle PL/SQL to handle SEPA payments. We would like to thank the organising university Odisee […]

ERD Guide


My previous work on ERD Guide using Barker’s notation proved to be very popular. After years of using this notation I have moved on to the Information Engineering Notation still using Oracle Data Modeler and have thus updated the notes pack. Hope you find it useful and feel free to use for educational use. Your feedback […]