Dr Andrew Coles

I am a Lecturer in Computer Science in the Department of Informatics, King's College London, and a member of the King's Planning Group.


My research is in the area of Artificial Intelligence Planning. Given some initial state of the world, a plan says what to do, and when to do it, in order to achieve some goals. Research in AI planning explores how the process of finding a plan can be automated, using a planner. As the number of combinations of actions is large, planning systems must be able to make intelligent decisions in order to solve problems.


I teach various classes at King's, and supervise a number of undergraduate and postgraduate project students. I am also assembling a collection of video lectures and tutorials on planning.

From September, I will be involved in the King's College London Maths School, a specialist sixth-form for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.


I am the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for Computer Science degrees at King's; handling applications, and organising our Open Days and Taster Days.

Click through for information about our undergraduate degree programmes in Computer Science – including options with Robotics and Intelligent Systems – and how to apply.