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About me

I've been lecturing in the Department of Intelligent Computer Systems (formerly Department of Computer Science and AI), University of Malta, since 1993.

I graduated in Computing and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex in 1991. I obtained a PhD in Computer Science, also from the University of Sussex, in 2001. My thesis is entitled "HyperContext: A Framework for Adaptive and Adaptable Hypertext".

I lecture in User-Adaptive Systems and Computer Ethics. I am also the Department's Contact Point for Collaborative Research and Development, and I'm the first point of contact for aspiring postgraduate students (see also Postgraduate Enquiries).

Outside of academia, my main interests are squash, football, reading (humour, good detective novels, and some science fiction), and watching any of the above on TV.

Research Interests

I run the User-Adaptive Systems Research and Development Group.

Lecture Courses

From the BSc IT (Hons) and BSc ICT (Hons) undergraduate degree programmes:

BIT3010 Social and Professional Issues in Computing
CSA3212: Adaptive Hypertext Systems
BIT5303: Ethics in IT

You can also check the timetable for these courses.

No longer running:
CSA1013: Historical and Scientific Perspectives on... Information Search and Retrieval, Research Ethics
CSA4080: Adaptive Hypertext Systems II (discontinued)
CSA2060: Programming in C (discontinued)
CSA2090: Systems Programming (Introduction to C part) (discontinued)
CSA3020: Multimedia Systems (discontinued)
CSA4020: Multimedia Systems: Adaptive Hypertext Systems (discontinued)
CSA3080: Adaptive Hypertext Systems I


2007- Automatic Classification of Bookmarked Web Pages
2009- FollowMyLink


Using the Internet as an Academic Resource

Hypermedia and Multimedia as Agents of Change

Writing and Referencing seminar notes for 1st years: Plagiarism... and How To Avoid it Writing and Referencing: University Guidelines Taking Notes..., Example
How to Write a Literature Review

Postgraduate Orientation Seminar

Contact Details

Dr. Christopher Staff
Head of Department
Senior Lecturer
Department of Artificial Intelligence
University of Malta
Msida MSD 2080
Malta G.C.

Tel: +356-23402506
Fax: +356-21320539