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


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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PhD student wins 2nd prize at London Hopper Colloquium PhD student, Joanna Sharrad, recently won 2nd place in the Research Spotlight Competition at the British Computing Society’s London Hopper Colloquium, and was presented with a certificate and £100. The Research Spotlight competition focuses on women research masters students and PhD students, providing them with a friendly forum for communicating the essence of their work via short presentations to other postgraduate students and postdoc’s....

30 October 2018

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Promotion to Professor for Peter Rodgers Congratulations to Peter Rodgers who has been promoted to Professor in the School of Computing with effect from 1 October 2018. Peter researches information visualization. This involves the automatic generation of diagrams that represent complex interactions. In particular, Euler Diagrams and Graphs have interesting properties and are applied in a great variety of areas. He also studies network data mining methods and applications of artificial intelligence ...

25 October 2018

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Congratulations to @UniKentAlumni Ian Penny on winning CIO of the year at the UK IT Industry Awards 2018.…

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Thank you to all those that attended the graduation party today including the prize winners.

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

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018