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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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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Commendation for Luana's Dissertation Dr Luana Micallef’s PhD thesis has been commended as a runner-up in the 2016 BCS/CHPC Distinguished Dissertation award. Her thesis Visualizing Set Relations and Cardinalities Using Venn and Euler Diagrams was supervised by Dr Peter Rodgers. Peter, who is also Director of Research in the School of Computing, said: ‘We are delighted that Luana's excellent research in this area has been recognised. Her efforts have...

10 October 2016

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RT @EerkeBoiten: Research by @UniKentComp @UniKentACECSR Budi Arief with his former colleagues at Newcastle.

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RT @UniKentNews: Watch @SrivasChennu from @unikentcomp discuss neuroscience and awareness in his #ThinkKent video #…

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On our way to 80% of students gaining a Year in Industry again - one student at a time! Well done @UniKentCompPO

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

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Last Updated: 30/11/2016