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


Virtual queuing system aims to reduce impact of Operation Brock after Brexit Developed by the University's School of Computing and Kent Business School (KBS) this dynamic digital solution would manage cross channel traffic in ways similar to air traffic control at airports. For example, during Operation Brock drivers would join the 'queue' as soon as they are ready to travel from anywhere in the country. When there are delays at the ports or Channel Tunnel they would then be advised t...

11 January 2019

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PhD students to attend Google summit in Munich Three PhD students from the School of Computing have been accepted to attend Google’s 6th Compiler and Programming Language Summit. Hrutvik Kanabar, Joanna Sharrad and Nicolas Dilley will attend the summit in Munich, Germany from 3-5 December 2018. At the summit, Google engineers will share highlights of Google's latest research in the area of programming language implementation and how this research is applied to compilers and language tooling at...

19 November 2018

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Funded PhD Project in Machine Learning for Portfolio Optimisation The School of Computing is currently inviting applications for a three-year funded PhD studentship in Machine Learning for Portfolio Optimisation, The research, partially funded by Wealth Objects Ltd, will be supervised by Dr Michael Kampouridis. The student will be registered as a full-time student at the University of Kent with occasional meetings with Wealth Objects Ltd as they have a particular interest in the area of p...

9 November 2018

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

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018