Dr Andrew Coles

I am a Reader in Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Informatics, King's College London, and a member of the Reasoning and 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 have taught various classes at King's, and have received both a faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and King's Most Innovative Teacher Award.

In addition to this, I am the Informatics department liaison to King's Maths School.


I am on sabbatical for the academic year 2021/22. Prior to this, I was Deputy Head (Education) in the Department of Informatics, with general responsibility for our undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree programmes.