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

What do we do at Kent?

PhD and research degrees

School Seminars

Working with us

Groups and Inter-disciplinary

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


School of Computing to support start-up with machine learning With the support of Kent Innovation and Enterprise, Dr Fernando Otero and Dr Matteo Migliavacca from the School of Computing and London-based fintech start-up Youtility have been awarded funding to begin a 30 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), to enhance user experience using machine learning models. The new models and embedded technology will enable Youtility to grow their user base through empowering consumers in...

1 April 2019

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Research throws up vulnerability in alarms RESEARCHERS have been able to exploit vulnerabilities in a number of car alarm systems enabling them to unlock doors and start the engine. Dr Budi Arief, from the School of Computing at the University of Kent is an expert on cyber security with a focus on cybercrime, security of computer-based systems, the Internet of Things, and ransomware and was interviewed by Business Motoring. He said: "As technology progresses and devices are becoming more interco...

28 March 2019

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Future bank cards might "combine fingerprint scanning with fascial recognition" Royal Bank of Scotland will launch on a pilot basis a biometric card that will allow customers to verify their purchases with their fingerprint. Head of Data Science Research Group at the University of Kent, Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy, was interviewed by Sputnik News and  explained how these new cards work. How do biometric bank cards work? Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy said ” This technology is not new. It’s very...

28 March 2019

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Congratulations to all our students who were awarded prizes at the reception yesterday and to @FiviumUK for their c…

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Congratulations to all our students who graduated yesterday. All the photos are available at:…

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RT @UniKentCompPO: Off they go! Enjoy the ceremony ⁦@UniKentComp⁩ students. #kentgrads

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018