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.
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.
ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT, British Computer Society
Certified Red Hat Openstack System Administrator
Member of the British Computer Society (BCS)
‘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.
‘Challenges and Success in Teaching Legal, Ethical, Social and Professional Issues to Computing Undergraduates’
Malik, G. and Kretsis, M. 2010. Proceedings of the 15th Annual INSPIRE conference.
‘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).
'Question response grouping for online diagnostic feedback’
Lee, S W.; Palmer-Brown, D.; Draganova, C.; Kretsis, M.. 2009. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 4th Annual Conference, University of East London.
I currently teach the following modules:
CN5108 Systems Administration
CN5104 Computing in Practice
I also supervise a significant number of final year projects.