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

Future Computing Group


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Computing students in CERN security 'whitehat hacking' test Masters students from the School of Computing recently targeted the home of the Large Hadron Collider in a whitehat hacking exercise. The team of seven School of Computing students are computer security specialists who offered to help CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research ) test for potential security weaknesses. In 2012 scientists at CERN discovered evidence of Higgs boson, a key element of theore...

26 July 2016

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Using mathematics to better specify and design computer systems - Think Kent video As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Mark Batty explores how mathematics can improve computer systems. Modern computer systems have intricate and unusual memory behaviour. As a result, it can be dangerous to use intuition, specifications are universally unreliable, and the outcome of testin...

20 April 2016

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School welcomes Dr Srivas Chennu as lecturer Dr Srivas Chennu has returned to the University of Kent as a lecturer based at the Medway campus. Srivas received his PhD from the University of Kent, specialising in computational and cognitive neuroscience, followed by a postdoctoral stint at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on understanding the neural network mechanisms underlying consciousness, and how they are altered in sleep, during sedation and in the vegetative and minimally co...

18 April 2016

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RT @UniKentCompPO: What a happy bunch of @UniKentComp YII students and @UniKentAlumni, keeping the Kent flag flying at @capacitas! https://…

Posted 11 days ago

We're looking forward to seeing new @UniKentComp students in September. We're glad all your hard work has paid off.

Posted 12 days ago

Best of luck to all awaiting exam results. In case you need it, here's our #clearing page

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

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Last Updated: 15/06/2016