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 Richard Jones said “We are delighted that the quality of the School’s research was recognised in the very successful REF results. We 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.”

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PhD and research degrees

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Programming Languages and Systems Research Group

Computational Intelligence Research Group

Cyber Security Group

Computing Education Research Group

Data Science Research Group

Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security

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Provocation Paper Honourable Mention award at CUI 2020 conference Dr Rahime Belen Sağlam and Dr Jason Nurse, have received a Provocation Paper Honourable Mention Award at the annual International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI’2020), for their research paper ‘Is your chatbot GDPR compliant? Open issues in agent design’. This paper explores and presents some of the key open questions in conversational agent (chatbot) design, in lig...

4 August 2020

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Best Paper Honourable Mention award for PhD student First year PhD student Keenan Jones has received a best paper Honourable Mention award at the 14th International AAAI conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). The paper entitled "Behind the Mask: A Computational Study of Anonymous’ Presence on Twitter", came out of a project undertaken by Keenan for his MSc Computer Science conversion course and was co-authored with Dr Jason Nurse and Prof Shujun Li. The paper examines the hacktivist group...

26 June 2020

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School of Computing academics awarded Digital Security project grant from UKRI A project from Dr Mark Batty and Dr Stephen Kell of Kent's School of Computing has been named one of nine winners of the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation)'s Digital Security by Design £10m grant. Their project is part of the Digital Security by Design programme (DSbD), which takes a ground-up approach to improving UK resilience to cyber attacks. DSbD is part of a UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investm...

16 June 2020

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

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018