School of Computing



The School of Computing was ranked highly in the recent government run Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.
Our research intensity was ranked 12th out of 89, with superb impact – 100% of our research impact ranked world leading or internationally excellent.

Head of School, Professor Frank Wang said “We are delighted that the quality of the School’s research was recognised in the very successful REF results. We now rank in the top quartile of 89 Computing departments across the country, coming 22nd for Research Power and 12th for Research Intensity. Our impact was particularly impressive, with 100% of the submission being rated 4* or 3*. The depth of research in the School is evident as we submitted nearly all eligible academic staff.”

Research at Kent

What do we do at Kent?

PhD and research degrees

School Seminars

Innovation and Enterprise

Groups and Inter-disciplinary

Programming Languages and Systems Research Group

Computational Intelligence Research Group

Security Group

Computing Education Research Group

Future Computing Group


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Top conference accepts three papers from School Three papers from members of the School have been accepted to a leading conference. The Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) is the leading venue for theoretical and experimental programming language and systems research. Radu Grigore and Mark Batty are both members of the Programming Languages and Systems Research Group in the School of Computing. The accepted papers are: – R. Grigore, Java Generics are Turing Complete – J. Wi...

13 October 2016

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Commendation for Luana's Dissertation Dr Luana Micallef’s PhD thesis has been commended as a runner-up in the 2016 BCS/CHPC Distinguished Dissertation award. Her thesis Visualizing Set Relations and Cardinalities Using Venn and Euler Diagrams was supervised by Dr Peter Rodgers. Peter, who is also Director of Research in the School of Computing, said: ‘We are delighted that Luana's excellent research in this area has been recognised. Her efforts have...

10 October 2016

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Cyber Security - darknet use higher in 18-24 year olds A survey at Kent has revealed that 5% of British adults have browsed the darknet, with 1% acknowledging they have bought items from it. The survey by the by the Cyber Security Centre found that the percentage who bought items is much higher for 18-24 year olds at 14%. The survey, now in its third year, also revealed that: At least 4% of British adults have been victims of ransomware, where their computer has had malware installed, which encrypts t...

6 September 2016

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Missed our previous open days? Never fear, you have one more opportunity to come and play with lego and on Saturday

Posted 6 days ago

Another grad opportunity for our students...

Posted 7 days ago

.@UniKentCompPO we would need video evidence of that!

Posted 8 days ago

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

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Last Updated: 15/06/2016