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

Data Science Research Group


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PhD pass for Ed Robbins Congratulations to Ed Robbins, Research Associate in the School of Computing, who has recently passed his PhD viva, with minor corrections. His PhD thesis was entitled 'Solvers for Type Recovery and Decompilation of Binaries'. The thesis made the case that powerful boolean satisfiability, Satisfiability Modulo Theory and Constraint Handling Rules solvers are perfectly suited to developing reverse engineering tools. —————————̵...

16 December 2016

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Hello. Can you hear me? - The mohawk of consciousness As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University  Dr Srivas Chennu explains The Mohawk of Consciousness: Neuroscience, Computing & Assessing Awareness. Awareness and the presence of intent, both in everyday life and in the clinic, are inferred primarily through our behaviour. But what if you were aware but unable to express it? Mode...

23 November 2016

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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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RT @UKCStudent: Want to add Computing to your degree? Exciting new opportunity now available through @UniKentComp!

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Worth getting up early for! A spectacular sunrise over the Canterbury Campus @UniKent

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

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Last Updated: 30/11/2016