Dr Georgios Koutsoukos

Georgios Koutsoukos

Dr Georgios Koutsoukos

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (TF)

Phone: +44 1784 443424

Personal profile

Dr Koutsoukos joined Royal Holloway after working for 15+ years in the IT industry, in both “technology-providing” and “technology-consuming” organizations, mainly in the Financial Services sector.

Over the course of his professional career, he assumed a wide spectrum of roles:

  • Hands-on software development and automated legacy systems’ re-engineering;
  • Project Management and delivery of several large IT projects;
  • “Thought-leading” roles in IT Governance, IT Service management, Product management and Enterprise Architecture.

Dr Koutsoukos is still an active practitioner in the field; He currently leads Code Groovers, the software company in the Department of which students are the main software developers.

Moreover, Georgios regularly collaborates with industry partners’ to provide expertise and training services. For instance, to offer an independent/objective perspective, to apply best-practices/methodologies, to propose/carry out concrete improvement actions, inter-alia.  His main areas of expertise are technology processes, methodologies and tools,  Project Management best-practices and frameworks, human factors of software teams, IT Service Management standards and practices.

As a researcher, he has participated in various projects that involved industry and academia partners and has published work on software architectures, systems’ re-engineering and on the leadership of software development teams.

His current research interests focus on software project management and software engineering processes, mainly on the human factor in IT organizations and projects, as well as on the way such aspects can be taken into account in the pedagogical elements of the discipline. 

Since 2004, Dr Koutsoukos has also been teaching at the University of Leicester, where in 2009 he became a Honorary Visiting Fellow.

Georgios holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, an MSc in Enterprise Information Systems from King’s College London and a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr Koutsoukos is certified as a Prince2® Practitioner in Project Management, ISO/IEC 21500 Lead Project Manager (PECB) and ISO/IEC 20000 (IT Service Management) Lead Implementer (PECB). He also holds the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® certification. 



CS5504:Business Intelligence Systems, Infrastructures and Technologies.

CS3003: IT Project Management.

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