Dr Gauci is an academic member of staff at the Institute of Aerospace Technologies at the University of Malta. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta and a PhD in aerospace engineering from Cranfield University (UK). His PhD research focused on the detection of obstacles around aircraft through the use of stereovision sensors. On completion of his PhD, Dr Gauci spent three and a half years working as a software and systems engineer within the UK aerospace and automotive industries. He then returned to Malta in 2014 and joined the Institute of Aerospace Technologies.
Dr Gauci has been – and is currently involved – in various national and international research projects related to aerospace, including FLYSAFE, RAID, ACROSS, TOUCH-FLIGHT (R&I-2012-065), TOUCH-FLIGHT2/ePM (R&I-2015-015-T), SAGRO (R&I-2013-042) and SATMET (R&I-2016-033V). Dr Gauci is constantly on the lookout for new research opportunities and his interests include computer vision, cockpit interface design, sensor fusion, embedded systems, and safety-critical system design. Dr Gauci is also a lecturer within the Institute of Aerospace Technologies and teaches and supervises students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is the author/co-author of more than 13 academic papers and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Chamber of Engineers (Malta).