Mr Mike Kretsis
Computer Science and Informatics
Department of Engineering & Computing , School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
With 35 years’ experience of working in Higher Education including over 30 years at UEL, I have held a very wide range of positions including module and course leaderships. I am currently the leader of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree and Academic Lead for all Undergraduate Computing Courses. From 2014 until 2017, I was Head of the Computer Science and Informatics Subject Area.
Prior to working in Higher Education, I was an analyst programmer at British Telecom, specialising in the development of COBOL and Assembly language applications for IBM mainframes. Using the skills that I acquired at BT, I undertook a three month volunteer placement in the Ministry of Finance in Managua, Nicaragua. My role involved the reverse engineering of a suite of Assembly language programmes which formed part of the Ministry's teaching payroll system.
- BSc (Hons) Management Science, London School of Economics
- ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT, British Computer Society
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat Openstack
- Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Areas Of Interest
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Networks and network security
- Open Source Computing
- Green IT
I have taught a large number of modules (and students!) since joining the HE sector. My interests are wide and varied and currently include computer systems and networks, security, open source computing and the use of virtualisation technologies. I am also very interested in the impact of ICT on individuals, organisations and society at large and the obligations that we as IT professionals must fulfil.
I am a passionate advocate of work based learning and the role that it can play in enhancing our students’ graduate-level employment prospects. To this end, I have led, a second year undergraduate module, the purpose of which is to provide students with opportunities to complete a period of work-based learning.
- 'Challenges and Success in Teaching Legal, Ethical, Social and Professional Issues to Computing Undergraduates'
Malik, G. and Kretsis, M. 2010. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual INSPIRE conference, 31st of March 2010, BCS London, London, UK.
- 'Question response grouping for online diagnostic feedback'
Lee, S W. et al.; 2009. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 4th Annual Conference, University of East London, pp68-76
- 'Analysis of Student and Staff Experience in Industrial Projects'
Alexis, S.; Kretsis, M; Malik; G.. 2009. Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI).
- 'What IS Can Do for Environmental Sustainability: A Report from CAiSE’11 Panel on Green and Sustainable IS',
Pernici, B; Aiello, M; vom Brocke, J; Donnellan, B; Gelenbe, E; and Kretsis, M. 2012. Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Vol. 30, Article 18.
- CN4001 Software Development
- CN5009 Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2 (Computing in Practice)
- CN6003 Computer and Network Security
- CN6007 Work Based Learning
- CD6003 Synoptic Project
I also supervise a significant number of final-year projects.