School of Computing

Anna Jordanous

Lecturer / Equality Diversity and Inclusivity Representative

Photo of AK Jordanous, if available
  • Room M3-32
    Medway Building
    Chatham Maritime,
    ME4 4AG


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Here are some links to my pages on Google Scholar/Citations and

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:

Bio:Dr. Anna Jordanous is a lecturer in the School of Computing, at the Medway campus of the University of Kent. She is a member of the Computational Intelligence and Future Computing research groups. Her research areas include computational creativity and its evaluation, music informatics, digital humanities, knowledge modelling, Semantic Web, and natural language processing. Primarily she works with computational creativity - the modelling, simulation or replication of creative activities and behaviour using computational means - with a focus on the question of how to evaluate claims of computer software being creative. As well as writing creative software to improvise music, Dr Jordanous has contributed a highly-cited standardised procedure for evaluating creative systems. She also uses music information retrieval and natural language processing in her work.

My research interests span the following areas:

  • Computational creativity (particularly with music/language) and its evaluation
  • Music Informatics
  • Cognitive modelling, Knowledge Modelling and Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing/Computational Linguistics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Semantic Web and Linked Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data (see also the Big Data at Kent interdisciplinary research group)
I would welcome people to contact me if they are interested in conducting PhD research across these areas; I prefer to hear from people who already have some idea of what research question(s)/topic they would like to investigate. For specific suggestions of PhD project with me, please see here.

Information about becoming a postgraduate in the School of Computing is available here.

I write an occasional column entitled Exploring Computational Creativity for The Creativity Post, an online forum for information about creativity.

I am a member of the Association for Computational Creativity (ACC) and the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB), for which I am now an AISB committee member. I am program co-chair for the 2017 International Conference on Computational Creativity, which will be held in Georgia Tech, US.


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. Quote (possibly) from W. B. Yeats.

Media and Public Engagement

Recent activities include:

Other responsibilities

I am the School representative for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity.

Personal interests

Outside of work I enjoy running and playing music.
I like to run in events like this and this, and to play in bands like this and this.

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 25/10/2016