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



Using mathematics to better specify and design computer systems - Think Kent video As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Mark Batty explores how mathematics can improve computer systems. Modern computer systems have intricate and unusual memory behaviour. As a result, it can be dangerous to use intuition, specifications are universally unreliable, and the outcome of testin...

20 April 2016

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School welcomes Dr Srivas Chennu as lecturer Dr Srivas Chennu has returned to the University of Kent as a lecturer based at the Medway campus. Srivas received his PhD from the University of Kent, specialising in computational and cognitive neuroscience, followed by a postdoctoral stint at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on understanding the neural network mechanisms underlying consciousness, and how they are altered in sleep, during sedation and in the vegetative and minimally co...

18 April 2016

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Is rare wildlife traded on the darknet? Unlike illicit trade in drugs, guns or pornography, illicit trade in rare species doesn't have to hide on the 'darknet' because people can find whatever they want in the open market. The so-called darknet is not required for trade in species such as rhino or elephant, because laws protecting wildlife trade online are so poorly enforced, research by the University of Kent suggests. In an article entitled Assessing the extent and nature of wildl...

29 February 2016

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RT @Jobshop_Kent: #Graduate .Net Developer needed @Uniwaresystems Ref: 1602 @UniKentComp

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Well done to all of our students who took an active part in @EmPoints this year, gaining skills for life

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Canterbury graduates - here are your photos from last week, enjoy! #kentgrads

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

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Last Updated: 15/06/2016