Professor Michael Kolling | Speakers for Schools

Professor Michael Kolling

Professor of Computer Science, King's College London

Michael Kölling is a Professor of Computer Science at King’s College London, UK, where he was also the Vice Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences from 2017-2023. Michael’s research interests are in the areas of programming languages, software tools, computing education and HCI. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics and is the author and co-author of two Java programming textbooks. Michael is the lead developer of BlueJ and Greenfoot, two educational programming environments. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a member of the Board of Informatics Europe, a member of the Academic Board of the UK National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), a UK National Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. In 2013, he received the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.