Dr Gauci is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Aerospace Technologies (University of Malta) and an adjunct at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Worldwide Campus). He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta (Malta) and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University (UK). Before joining academia in 2014, he worked in the UK’s aerospace and automotive industries as a software and systems engineer. His research interests include: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Air Traffic Management (ATM) and avionics, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and aviation training. Dr Gauci has been – and is currently – involved in several national and international collaborative research projects. He is the author/co-author of over 30 academic papers and is the holder of patents in multimodal cockpit-pilot interaction, taxiway line detection, and active controls. He teaches various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervises MSc and PhD students, as well as interns.