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


Tetris could be used to diagnose early stages of Alzheimer's Research from Dr Chee Siang (Jim) Ang from the School of Computing, alongside University College London, has revealed that popular games apps such as Tetris could one day be used to diagnose early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Dr Ang’s research was covered in inews where you can read the full story. Dr Ang recently joined the School of Computing, having previously worked in the School of Engineering an...

25 September 2020

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New project launched looking into risks to home working post covid-19 Dr Jason Nurse is collaborating with colleagues from Cardiff University, Royal Holloway University of London, Cranfield University and industrial partners, Cybsafe and Cybersmart, on a new project related to remote working post-Covid-19. The project is funded by the EPSRC via the Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus (SPRITE+ HUB) and will research the risks and challenges surrounding Trust, Identity,...

16 September 2020

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Provocation Paper Honourable Mention award at CUI 2020 conference Dr Rahime Belen Sağlam and Dr Jason Nurse, have received a Provocation Paper Honourable Mention Award at the annual International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI’2020), for their research paper ‘Is your chatbot GDPR compliant? Open issues in agent design’. This paper explores and presents some of the key open questions in conversational agent (chatbot) design, in lig...

4 August 2020

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

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018