School of Computing News
New Employability Ambassadors in the School of Computing
4 November 2019
The School of Computing recently employed two students as Employability Ambassadors to help raise awareness of employability events and opportunities and mentor students looking for placements. Abigail Pattenden is the Employability Ambassador for the Canterbury campus and Temmy Sulemon for the Medway campus. Abigail said "Putting yourself out there for employability events, and applying for placement year opportunities in particular, can be a daunting ...
Technology can now tell if you like someone's shoes, but would prefer them in another colour
22 October 2019
Dr Caroline Li‘s research in using brain imaging technologies and AI to generate images could be transformative in the way in which humans interact with technology to signal their preferences in design. Caroline said; ‘We are now capable of using technology to understand and visualise what a person may be thinking using the brain’s EEG signals. So for example, if ...
Computing students among 100 most influential people shaping British technology
11 October 2019
James Jarvis, Raphaël Vigée, Filip Grębowski and Brychan Bennett-Odlum have been named in Business Insider’s UK Tech 100 for their development of their own open-source web based player for Apple Music. Every year, Business Insider, the largest business news site on the web, tracks down and showcases the 100 most influential and interesting people impacting the British technology industry. ...
Congratulations James and Ayah
1 October 2019
Congratulations to James Brookhouse and Ayah Halal who got married this summer. James is a Research Associate and Ayah is a PhD student in the School of Computing at Medway. The happy couple were joined in their celebration by staff and students and alumni from the School of Computing. We wish you a very long and happy marriage James and Ayah.
Hub for computing students officially opened
27 September 2019
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Karen Cox, officially opened the new undergraduate common room in the School of Computing. The common room is the latest update to the Cornwallis building where facilities for computing students have been brought together, providing a central hub. The hub area comprises the School’s – reception and student office – placements office – employability and marketing office – Kent IT Consultan...
10 Year Test of Time Award shows strength of research at Kent
18 September 2019
Matteo Migliavacca and his co-authors have been awarded the 10 Years Test of Time Award by the 2019 ACM International Conference on Distribute and Event-based Systems for their 2009 paper Distributed complex event processing with query rewriting. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is the leading international professional body for computer science and the Test of Time Award recognizes papers published 10 to 12 y...
Inaugural computing education conference hosted at Kent
13 September 2019
The School of Computing hosted the first UK and Ireland computing education conference (UKICER) on 5 and 6 September. The intention is for this to become the first of a series of annual conferences to create a community of computing education research within the two countries. Researchers were invited to submit research papers on the topic of computing education. Themes of interest included: Computing education pedagogy Assessing and providing feedback on c...
Virginia Franqueira adds her expertise to cyber security at Kent
10 September 2019
Dr Virginia Franqueira has joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in the School of Computing. Virginia will be a member of the Cyber Security Research Group and a core member of the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) and will be based at the Canterbury campus. Crucially, Virginia will also work for Kent’s ‘super centre‘ of research, the Institute of Advanced St...
Fernando Otero appointed as Deputy Head of School (Medway)
4 September 2019
Dr Fernando Otero has been appointed as the new Deputy Head of School (Medway), with immediate effect. Fernando has been a lecturer in the School for six years, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer this year. He gained his PhD at Kent and previously worked as a Research Associate so has long experience of the University and the School. Head of School, Professor Richard Jones said, 'Fernando impressed us greatly with his vision for the future of the Schoo...
School welcomes Daniel Soria as Lecturer
2 September 2019
Dr Daniel Soria has joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in the School of Computing. Daniel will be a member of the Data Science Research Group and will be based at the Medway campus. Daniel joins Kent from the University of Westminster in London, where he was a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, member of the Health and Social Care Modelling Research Group and an associate member of the interdisciplinary Cancer Research Group. Previously, he worked...