Thomas Gatt appointed Deputy Director at MCAST’s Institute of ICT

September 12, 2023 Communications

Specialising in web development and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mr Thomas Gatt has gathered a skill set in Python, HTML5 (HTML, CSS & JavaScript) and PHP. His academic journey commenced with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Development in 2013, where he distinguished himself by earning the title of Best Student of the Year. Thomas’ dedication to continuous learning led him to pursue a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2017, underlining his commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements.


Thomas’ dedication to education and his passion for technology have made him an invaluable asset to MCAST. As a Senior Lecturer, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the futures of students across various levels, from 4 to 6. His teaching portfolio encompasses a wide range of subjects, including database design, web development, and mobile application development. Thomas’s influence at MCAST isn’t limited to teaching.

He has effectively managed units, organised events and competitions, and actively contributed to AI research projects. Additionally, he founded and nurtured the IICT Robotics Community, supervised apprentices, and oversaw numerous dissertations. As a student, Thomas had represented Malta in various work placements and won two gold medals in the EuroSkills 2010 web development competition (PHP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript) held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Thomas has been involved in various projects. With a particular interest in embedded systems and robotics, he was part of MCAST’s winning Malta Robotics Olympiad (MRO) team where his main tasks included programming an autonomous robot to follow a track (which also included water!). He also spares his free time working on DIY home automation projects.

In the realm of research, Thomas has been a driving force behind various AI projects, including initiatives such as “Introducing AI to VET schools” and “Programming Subject Gamification for EU Learners”. His research contributions extend to sharing knowledge through talks and publications.