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Farewell to Professor Simon Thompson Simon Thompson, Professor of Logic and Computation retired from the School of Computing on Monday 6 April after more than 36 years at the University of Kent, having joined in 1983 . Simon has had a distinguished academic career with his research mainly focusing on functional programming, most recently in designing tools to help people to write and test programs more effectively. In particular, together with Huiqing Li, Reuben Rowe and many others, he has bee...

7 April 2020

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Farewell to Professor Richard Jones Richard Jones, Head of School of Computing and Professor of Computer Systems retires today after 35 years at the University of Kent. He joined Kent as a member of staff in 1985 after doing a Master’s programme, with a project supervised by Simon Thompson, who also retires today. Dick has had a distinguished academic career with his research mainly focusing on dynamic memory management and has published the definitive books on garbage c...

6 April 2020

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Message from new Head of School Dear all, As the new Head of School, following the retirement of Professor Richard Jones, I wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone for their patience and resilience at this challenging time. I will be working as the Head of School until December, when the new Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences will be up and running. Dick Jones has done a fantastic job of leading the School and we are in a strong position to face the challeng...

3 April 2020

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RT @UniKent: Today @TODAYonline has shared Dr Jason Nurse's (@jasonnurse) @ConversationUK #article about safeguarding online #security and…

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Another farewell to a distinguished member of the School of Computing. We wish @thompson_si well for his retirement…

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It's not quite the goodbye we had hoped for, so for now, we wish a virtual farewell to @profrejones after 35 years…

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