School of Computing News
Explainer: how the latest earphones translate languages
15 November 2017
Shutterstock Ian McLoughlin, University of Kent In the Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, Douglas Adams's seminal 1978 BBC broadcast (then book, feature film and now cultural icon), one of the many technology predictions was the Babel Fish. This tiny yellow life-form, inserted into the human ear and fed by brain energy, was able to translate to and from any language. Web giant Google have now seemingly developed their own version of the Babel Fish, ...
Year in Computing launches for 2018
15 November 2017
Many students are keen to learn the tech skills that will make them stand out to a graduate employer, or simply want to learn more about computing for their own interests. The School of Computing offers a ‘Year in Computing‘ for all Kent undergraduate students*. This extra year can be taken after stage 2 or the final year of a students’ current degree programme. Students interested in finding out more can come to a kickstart lunch...
New Head of Cyber Security joins School
8 November 2017
Shujun Li has joined the University of Kent as a Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computing. Shujun will head up the School's Security Research Group and the university-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security. Shujun has a prolific publishing record with over 100 scientific papers published since 2000, including two Best Paper Awards. His research interests are mainly on cyber security, human factors, multimedia co...
Kent students involved in launch of makerspace studio in Dover
1 November 2017
Students from the School of Computing have played an integral role in helping to launch a makerspace studio in Dover that will house cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutting machines. The Creative Start Up Space was opened on Saturday 28 October at the Future Foundry building by the Mayor of Dover, Cllr Neil Rix. The venue is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn how to use new and em...
21 October 2017
By popular demand, School hoodies are now available. You can buy them on the online store at £19.99. They are navy blue zip up hoodies with University of Kent Computing logo on the front left breast and School of Computing on the back.
Join the School of Computing - four vacancies
17 October 2017
Are you looking for a new challenge? The School of Computing is looking for four talented individuals to fill full-time posts in administration, research and lecturing. Student Experience Manager (STM08390) Closing date 29 October 2017 Do you have substantial experience of working in an administrative role in the HE Sector? Do you have a background in supervising, leading and training staff? As a Student Experience Manger you will manage all student related ...
Student develops news aggregator website while on placement year
13 October 2017
Natalie McLaren, a BSc Web Computing with a Year in Industry student, has launched a personalised newsfeed application that she developed with a colleague while on her placement year at digital marketing agency Cyber-duck. While working at Cyber-duck Natalie learnt two new technologies, and with her colleague decided to develop a project in their spare time, using the two languages. They developed a news aggregator website ...
New Lecturer Joins School of Computing
12 October 2017
Congratulations to our newest member of staff, Stefan Marr, who arrived at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday 24 September after cycling for 12 days from Linz in Austria to Canterbury, to take up his new role as lecturer in the School of Computing. Stefan is a member of the Programming Languages and Systems Research Group and is based at the Canterbury campus. His research focuses on programming language implementation techniques and concurrent and parallel prog...
Award for new Year in Computing programme
4 October 2017
The innovative Year in Computing programme has been awarded a University teaching prize. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Cox, presented the award to Colin Johnson, Sally Fincher and Ian Utting at a ceremony on Wednesday 4 October 2017. The Year in Computing programme is a self-contained year of study offered by the School of Computing to students from any other School in the University. Students who successfully complete the year graduate wit...
Extended deadline - Funded Cyber Security PhD open for applications
30 September 2017
The School is advertising for a talented student for a funded PhD in Cyber Security. The precise area of research can be specified by the student when they apply. The research will be supervised by Shujun Li, the new Professor of Cyber Security, who will take up his appointment at the University of Kent in November. The School of Computing provides comprehensive support for its research students including: regular sup...