School of Computing News
School of Computing in top quartile of league table
12 May 2014
The School of Computing continues to maintain its high position in the league tables. It has been ranked 26th out of 105 UK Computer Science departments in the Complete University Guide 2015. The School also received a similar ranking in the most recent Sunday Times University Guide with a place of 24th out of 101 CS departments. The University of Kent has been ranked 22nd out of 123 UK institutions, up six places from last year. This rise, combine...
Athena SWAN Bronze award for Kent
1 May 2014
Athena SWAN Bronze award for Kent The University of Kent's success in developing employment practices to support the career progression of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Charter Bronze award. The Bronze award recognises that Kent has established a solid institutional foundation through the development of policies, practices and systems to advance gender equality and to embed ...
Team Invicta are world champions of First Lego League Competition
1 May 2014
Three teenagers from Kent have been named the winners of the IET’s global First Lego League technology competition. They beat 20,000 teams from 70 countries to claim the title. Emma English, 14, a pupil at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, her brother Oli and friend Carlos Purchase-Galarza, both 14 and Langton Boys pupils, were champions at the regional finals held at the University of Kent campus in December ...
Student article features in GradPost
28 April 2014
Albert Kampe, a postgraduate student in the School of Computing has been featured in the Spring 2014 edition of GradPost, the magazine for Kent postgraduate students. His article on ‘Le Web’ the start up and web entrepreneur conference provides a summary of the conference’s discussions of predicted technological and entrepreneurial trends in the next ten years. Albert is studying MSc Computer Science with an Industrial Placement. His articl...
Frank Wang invited to speak at the Science and Information Conference
22 April 2014
Professor Frank Wang has been named as one of the Invited Speakers to the Science and Information Conference (SAI) 2014 in August. His speech title is ‘How will computers evolve over the next 10 years?’. Other keynote and invited speakers will be coming from Canada, Japan, Germany and the USA. Frank said: ‘Computer science has impact on many parts of our lives. Computer scientists craft the technologies th...
Find out who won - staff or students
3 April 2014
A radio quiz featuring a student and a staff member from the School of Computing will be broadcast at 3pm on Monday 14 April. The 3rd Degree is BBC Radio 4’s lively university-based quiz show where teams of undergraduate students challenge their lecturers in a public display of their knowledge. The Kent academic team includes the School of Computing’s Colin Johnson and final year student Steve Farrugia represents Computing on the studen...
Year in Industry photo competition launched
24 March 2014
Students have been challenged to share their Year in Industry experience in images. A photo competition has been launched and is open to all School of Computing students currently on a Year in Industry placement. Placement Officer Katie van Sanden said; ‘We are not looking for a particular type of image but for photographs that represent what your Year in Industry experience is like. Everyone's experience is unique and we would like to see the eve...
Now recruiting - sessional lecturers and class supervisors
6 March 2014
The School of Computing is looking to recruit experienced staff to assist with undergraduate teaching. The hours of work will be flexible and agreed in consultation with the post-holder. There are roles available for lecturers and class supervisors. The closing dates for applications for both roles is 31 March 2014.
Academic takes part in high profile law debate
6 March 2014
The School of Computing’s Eerke Boiten was invited to speak at a prestigious Law Society debate on state surveillance and the scrutiny of security services. The event, part of a public debate series, was held on 5th March at The Law Society in London. ‘I have lectured on laws like the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, stating “but I am not a lawyer!” for many years. It was great to have the opportunity to debate on mass surveill...
Student art-meets-tech installation launch
5 March 2014
A student project will be officially launched at a Digibury event on 12 March. Kent students from the School of Computing and TinkerSoc have been working closely with client Deeson Online to develop Project Conway – an innovative interactive computer game and art installation that will be displayed in the Beaney Museum in Canterbury. Undergraduate students Michael Wilson, Richard Lancaster, Geoff Dodds and Niklas Scholz created the software for Projec...