School of Computing

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Our reputation for providing top quality graduates puts Kent third out of all computing departments for graduate prospects in the Guardian league tables for 2015.

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  • REF 2014: Most of the research in the School is ranked world leading or internationally excellent.
  • Year in Industry: 75% of our undergraduates in 2014/15 are on a placement with leading companies including CISCO in California, HSBC in Hong Kong and IBM in the UK. Placements opportunities are available for all MSc students.
  • KITC: students gain first-hand experience of working as IT consultants as part of their degree.


Research could play major role in curbing illegal ivory sales A new automated data mining system researched at the University could lead to the detection of potentially illegal eBay sales of elephant ivory. Law enforcement agencies and conservationist are expected to make use of the system developed by researchers from the University's Centre for Cyber Security  in their ongoing battle against illegal ivory sales. At the moment, identifying illegal elephant ivory bein...

30 July 2015

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Honorary Doctorate for Alumnus Tony West On Monday 13 July at the degree congregation in Canterbury Cathedral, the Chancellor conferred an honorary doctorate on a former student of the School of Computing, Dr Anthony Robert West for championing student placements. Tony, as he is more commonly known to his friends in the School, has a long career in research and industry with roles in IBM, Xerox, Sun Microsystems and Cisco. He implemented the Cisco International Intern Programme, which has bene...

14 July 2015

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Launch of free online masterclasses in programming The University has launched a series of masterclasses in Erlang, a programming language that powers websites around the world, including WhatsApp. The free online classes  include contributions from Simon Thompson, Professor of Logic and Computation at Kent, and industry experts Joe Armstrong (one of the inventors of Erlang) and Francesco Cesarini (founder of the largest Erlang consultancy). The masterclasses build on the School...

2 July 2015

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There are definitely @UniKentComp and @UniKentCompPO staff in there somewhere!

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. @jchcov is researching data mining for identifying illegal elephant ivory sold online; an otherwise laborious task

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 29/07/2015