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.”

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PhD and research degrees

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Programming Languages and Systems Research Group

Computational Intelligence Research Group

Security Group

Computing Education Research Group

Data Science Research Group


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Professor of Cyber Security vacancy The School of Computing is looking to appoint a Professor of Cyber Security to lead its highly successful Security research group. The School has an outstanding reputation for research and education in cyber security where, for example, its MSc Cyber Security has been provisionally accredited by GCHQ. We seek applications from senior academics with a distinguished and sustained track record of research leadership and attainment.  The closing date i...

7 March 2017

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Maria Christakis wins the Best PhD Dissertation Award The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS) Best PhD Dissertation Award 2015 has been won by Dr Maria Christakis, from the School of Computing for her dissertation ‘Narrowing the gap between verification and systematic testing‘. This award is given to the PhD student who has made the most original and influential contribution to the area of Programming Languages and Systems, and has graduated in 2015 at a European ac...

27 February 2017

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PhD pass for Alexia Zoumpoulaki Congratulations to Alexia Zoumpoulaki, who has recently passed her PhD viva, with minor corrections. Alexia's PhD thesis was titled ‘Detecting Perceptual Breakthrough in RSVP with Applications in Deception Detection: Methodological, Behavioural and Electrophysiological Explorations' and was supervised by Howard Bowman. Alexia explained; 'My research explores perceptual breakthrough in rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP), for dec...

22 February 2017

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

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Last Updated: 06/04/2017