Speaker Date Topic
John Consiglio Jan 22, 2018 7:30 PM
"Some musings on property in Malta, particularly the rental part thereof”

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. 


Liam Gauci Feb 05, 2018 7:30 PM
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Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami Feb 19, 2018
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Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami​

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


Prof. Georgios Yannakakis Mar 05, 2018 7:30 PM
"Artificial Intelligence and Games:Science meets play and art."

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 (yannakakis.net) 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.