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


Sharing machine-learning knowledge with local business Academics in the School of Computing will be working with a local finance company to help them apply machine learning to their processes. The University of Kent has securing funding to work with Rochester based Fintech company, Portafina Investment Management Ltd, on a two year Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. The project will enable Portafina, a specialist pension advice firm, to apply state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to improve workflow ...

30 January 2020

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School welcomes Sanjay Bhattacherjee as lecturer Dr Sanjay Bhattacherjee has joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in the School of Computing. Sanjay has strong inter-disciplinary research interests around the theme of cyber security. He has been working on problems in cryptology, voting games and blockchains. Sanjay joins Kent from the University of East London, where he was a Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE). Sanjay’s ...

29 January 2020

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Will a Robot take my Job? Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work Colin Johnson from the School of Computing is to deliver a STEM@Kent lecture on Wednesday 5 February between 5 and 6pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, entitled ‘Will a Robot take my Job? Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work.’ A new industrial revolution is upon us, as intelligent machines take the place of humans across the economy. The impact of this could be vast – from increasingly sophisticate...

22 January 2020

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RT @UniKent: Today @TODAYonline has shared Dr Jason Nurse's (@jasonnurse) @ConversationUK #article about safeguarding online #security and…

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Another farewell to a distinguished member of the School of Computing. We wish @thompson_si well for his retirement…

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It's not quite the goodbye we had hoped for, so for now, we wish a virtual farewell to @profrejones after 35 years…

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018