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Mr Mike Kretsis

Head of Subject, Computer Science & Informatics

  • EB.1.64, Docklands Campus
    School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
    University of East London
    4-6 University Way
    E16 2RD
  • +442082232144
    With almost 30 years experience of working in Higher Education including over 25 years at UEL, I have held a very wide range of positions including module and programme leadership, Admissions Tutor, Combined Honours leader, Industrial Liaison Officer and, since September 2014, Head of Computer Science and Informatics.

    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)



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    ‘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.



    Operating systems, particularly Linux. Open source computing and virtualisation. Networks and network security. Legal, social and ethical issues in the context of IT and Computing.



    I currently teach the following modules:

    CN5108 Systems Administration

    CN5104 Computing in Practice

    I also supervise a significant number of final year projects.