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Born  1939, Maltese mother and Italo-Maltese father.  

Educated at The Lyceum, and then Malta,  Rome, Wales,Manchester Business School, and Columbia (NYK) universities. Also did programs in Ahmedabad, India, and in KL, Malaysia.

Spent 42 years as a professional banker with Barclays (1958-1997), Mid-Med (1975-1998), and HSBC (1998-2000) in Malta.

“Retired” in 2000, and started a second career as an academic in UoM teaching Banking Regulation, Economics, Banking in the EU, and Economics of Sport, and tutoring and examining financial-sector related these including from Faculty of Law.  Published  six books on the history of banking in Malta and the Mediterranean, plus papers in journals.

Presently Governor on the Board of the MFSA, Chairman of the Revenue Remissions Supervisory Board (Income Tax Dept)., member of the Malta Government Scholarships Board, and Hon. Treasurer of Malta’s oldest charity the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bugeja. 


John Consiglio
Jan 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Jan 29, 2018
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Liam Gauci
Feb 05, 2018 7:30 PM
Feb 12, 2018
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami​

 Director of the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy at the University of Malta.


Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Recent years have seen artificial intelligence (AI) software outperforming us in tasks we believed we had mastered through millennia of evolution. How did games help in that direction? In turn, how can AI help us make better games? In this talk I will address such questions by focusing on the importance of the relationship between games and AI. I will also showcase a plethora of projects in the area of game artificial intelligence which run currently at the Institute of Digital Games.

Georgios N. Yannakakis ( is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta. He is a leading expert of the game artificial intelligence (AI) research field with core theoretical contributions in machine learning, player modelling, and computational creativity. Georgios has published more than 200 papers and his work has been cited broadly. He has attracted funding through several EU and national research frameworks and received multiple awards for published work in top-tier journals and conferences. His work has been featured in New Scientist, Science Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde and other venues. He is the co-author of the AI and Games Textbook.

Prof. Georgios Yannakakis
Mar 05, 2018 7:30 PM
Mar 12, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 26, 2018
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Apr 01, 2018
Apr 02, 2018
Jun 15, 2018 5:00 PM –
Jun 17, 2018 1:00 PM