Monthly Archives: January 2015

Alex Maskill, Novelist to Master’s student

Alex Maskill decided to undertake a conversion Master’s in Computer Science at Kent after he discovered an interest in programming whilst writing an award-winning science fiction novel. Alex was an undergraduate student in Political Science at the University of Leicester … Continue reading

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Award for School administration team

The efficiency of the administration team in the School of Computing has been recognised with an award for ‘the fastest successful postgraduate application turnaround’ in the University of Kent. The award and a box of chocolates was given to Sonnary Dearden, Examination … Continue reading

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Shane publishes JavaScript Creativity book

Not many undergraduates have the opportunity to order a book they have authored into their own University library, but that is just what Shane Hudson, final year Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) student has done. Shane is the author of JavaScript … Continue reading

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School welcomes new lecturers

Two lecturers joined the academic staff at the School of Computing in January. Dr Meng Wang has joined the University of Kent from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Before that, he studied in the University of Oxford and … Continue reading

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School performs strongly in REF

Research at the School of Computing has performed very strongly in the national assessment of research quality, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. We have greatly improved our performance compared to the last exercise in 2008. The School has been judged to be … Continue reading

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Placement team used as a national example of best practice

A national report on industry placements for computer science students uses the School of Computing’s placement team an example of best practice. The report, Growing Experience: A Review of Undergraduate Placements in Computer Science by the National Centre for Universities … Continue reading

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Three funded security research projects for 2015

Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro has secured funding for three projects starting in 2015. The first, Improving cyber security using realistic synthetic face generation, has secured funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This project will be looking at … Continue reading

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Best Paper award for Anna Jordanous

Congratulations to Dr Anna Jordanous who has been awarded with the best paper award for her paper entitled Enhancing Information Retrieval and Resource Discovery from Data using the Semantic Web. Anna presented the paper during the 4th International Symposium on Emerging … Continue reading

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Vacancy – Research Assistant, CAS Community Support

The School of Computing is looking for an enthusiastic developer to work on maintenance and further development of the Computing At Schools (CAS) website, working alongside the pre-existing team. The role is two-days per week, based at the Canterbury campus … Continue reading

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