School of Computing News
Grant award for research into quantum random number generators
3 December 2019
“Quantum technologies range from more efficient computers, to better and more accurate measurements and images, to faster and more secure communication” The School of Computing is celebrating a £445,000 grant award for research into quantum physics. Professor Julio Hernandez-Castro and Lecturer Carlos Perez Delgado will research into quantum random number generators (QRNGs) as part of the EPSRC Quantum Com...
Awards for graduating Master's students
26 November 2019
Graduating students and staff celebrated the success of Master’s prize winners. The awards were presented by Head of School Professor Richard Jones at a School reception on Friday 22 November 2019. School of Computing Postgraduate Project Prize This prize is awarded for the best Master’s Computing Project. The students who are prize winners are those who achieved the highest marks.The award was given to the four students who all had the outstandi...
Bursary win for Master's Student Betsy
20 November 2019
Master’s student Betsy Uchendu has been awarded £500 as a winner of the Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary 2019. Betsy, who is studying on the conversion course, MSc in Computer Science at the University of Kent applied for the award by writing 200 words about why she felt she should be eligible to receive it. Betsy said, "I was over the moon when I received the email! It was such a wonderful surprise and a welcome relief to kno...
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...