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


Promotion for Dr Anna Jordanous Congratulations to Dr Anna Jordanous who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer with effect from 1 August 2018. Anna has been a lecturer in the School of Computing since 2014 and teaches on the undergraduate programmes at Medway and Master’s programmes at the Canterbury campus. Anna is an active member of the Computational Intelligence and Data Science Research Groups and her research focuses on computational creativity: getting computers to demonstrate ...

31 July 2018

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New Lecturer joins Kent's Cyber Security team Dr Jason R C Nurse has joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in Cyber Security in the School of Computing. Jason is a member of the Cyber Security Research Group and is based at the Canterbury campus. Jason joins Kent from the University of Oxford, where he was a Senior Researcher in Cyber Security, a part of the Department of Computer Science and Cyber Security Oxford, and a JR Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford. Dr Nurse's research interests focus...

2 July 2018

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Computing Student wins Sciences Postgraduate Research Prize Computer Science PhD student, Farhana Liza, has been selected as the Sciences Postgraduate Research Prize Winner for 2018. Farhana has won £500, which can be used for costs related to her research. The prize was presented formally at the Postgraduate Festival on the afternoon of Monday 18th June, followed by a dinner in Canterbury for the prize-winners. Farhana's research is in the field of Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the intersection...

20 June 2018

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018