School of Computing

Gerald Tripp

Lecturer / Director of Operations / Deputy Head of School (Academic & Teaching)

Photo of Gerald Tripp, if available
  • Room S108
    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF


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

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:


My current research work looks at mechanisms for implementing hardware based intrusion detection systems for high speed networks. This work focuses on how we can implement string matching and regular expression matching within Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) - identifying methods that can exploit the inherent parallelism available within hardware and also how we can optimise the use of limited FPGA resources such as memory.


My teaching is mainly in the areas of computer networks and computer security. I'm currently teaching on the following modules:

  • Co633 Computer Networks and Communications
  • Co831 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Co874 Networks and Network Security
  • Co876 Computer Security
  • Co892 Advanced Network Security
  • Co899 System Security
I teach a large proportion of the module Co892, which ran for the first time in 2011. This looks into a number of topics in the area of network security including for example the problems of adware, spyware and spam. This, and many of the other modules above form part of our MSc programmes in the areas of computer security and networks and security.

Outside Interests

Outside of work I'm interested in local history and spend time researching the development of the Eastcliff area of Ramsgate during the 19th Century.

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

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Last Updated: 06/08/2020