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.”

Research at Kent

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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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PhD student wins Graduate School prize Computer Science PhD Student, Simon Cooksey, has won a Graduate School prize for Postgraduate Researcher with particular recognition for his contribution towards impact. Simon wins £500 which can be used for costs related to his research. Simon said "This prize means a lot to me, recognition of the impact of my research is very fulfilling. I will use the prize money to continue my research: allowing engineers to use high-performance comp...

26 May 2020

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Chinese Professors work together to buy PPE for UK hospitals Professor Shujun Li has been working with the Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP) to raise funds to support the NHS in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The money raised has been used to buy personal protection equipment (PPE) for ten UK hospitals. As well as being a Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Kent, Shujun is also the Vice President for Internal Communication and P...

5 May 2020

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Sharing machine-learning knowledge with local business Academics in the School of Computing will be working with a local finance company to help them apply machine learning to their processes. The University of Kent has securing funding to work with Rochester based Fintech company, Portafina Investment Management Ltd, on a two year Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. The project will enable Portafina, a specialist pension advice firm, to apply state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to improve workflow ...

30 January 2020

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

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018