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DeepMind: can we ever trust a machine to diagnose cancer?

Shutterstock Srivas Chennu, University of Kent DeepMind has recently announced a fresh collaborative partnership with the UK’s health service, with plans for the artificial intelligence firm to develop machine learning technology to research breast cancer. DeepMind, a Google subsidiary, is … Continue reading

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Computer Science student wins Gold at WorldSkills UK

Neelan Thuraisingham, a second year student at the School of Computing has won a gold medal at the WorldSkills UK competition. Neelan, who studies Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry, was selected for the Network Infrastructure Technician national final … Continue reading

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Explainer: how the latest earphones translate languages

Shutterstock Ian McLoughlin, University of Kent In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, Douglas Adams’s seminal 1978 BBC broadcast (then book, feature film and now cultural icon), one of the many technology predictions was the Babel Fish. This tiny yellow … Continue reading

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Year in Computing launches for 2018

Many students are keen to learn the tech skills that will make them stand out to a graduate employer, or simply want to learn more about computing for their own interests. The School of Computing offers a ‘Year in Computing‘ for … Continue reading

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New Head of Cyber Security joins School

Shujun Li has joined the University of Kent as a Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computing. Shujun will head up the School’s Security Research Group and the university-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security. Shujun has a … Continue reading

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Kent students involved in launch of makerspace studio in Dover

Students from the School of Computing have played an integral role in helping to launch a makerspace studio in Dover that will house cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutting machines. The Creative Start Up Space was opened … Continue reading

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School hoodies

By popular demand, School hoodies are now available. You can buy them on the online store at £19.99. They are navy blue zip up hoodies with University of Kent Computing logo on the front left breast and School of Computing on … Continue reading

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Join the School of Computing – four vacancies

Are you looking for a new challenge? The School of Computing is looking for four talented individuals to fill full-time posts in administration, research and lecturing. Student Experience Manager (STM08390) Closing date 29 October 2017 Do you have substantial experience … Continue reading

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Student develops news aggregator website while on placement year

Natalie McLaren, a BSc Web Computing with a Year in Industry student, has launched a personalised newsfeed application that she developed with a colleague while on her placement year at digital marketing agency Cyber-duck. While working at Cyber-duck Natalie learnt … Continue reading

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New Lecturer Joins School of Computing

Congratulations to our newest member of staff, Stefan Marr, who arrived at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday 24 September after cycling for 12 days from Linz in Austria to Canterbury, to take up his new role as lecturer in the School … Continue reading

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