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Honorary doctorate awarded to Simon Peyton Jones

Computer scientist Professor Simon Peyton Jones has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Kent. Professor Peyton Jones is a British computer scientist who researches the implementation and applications of functional programming languages, particularly lazy functional programming. He received a … Continue reading

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100 Miles for Canterbury Food Bank

Simon Thompson, Professor of Computing, and Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy, together with the Food Bank Bear, are planning to do the ‘London 100’ Bike Ride on 31 July, to raise funds for Canterbury Food Bank. The Food Bank … Continue reading

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Technology to track Kent cyclists from Paris to Canterbury

An app developed by students at the School of Computing will be used to track the progress of cyclists from the University of Kent as they make their way from Paris to Canterbury. David Chadwick, Simon Thompson, Richard Jones and … Continue reading

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Honorary Doctorate for Alumnus Tony West

On Monday 13 July at the degree congregation in Canterbury Cathedral, the Chancellor conferred an honorary doctorate on a former student of the School of Computing, Dr Anthony Robert West for championing student placements. Tony, as he is more commonly known … Continue reading

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Launch of free online masterclasses in programming

The University has launched a series of masterclasses in Erlang, a programming language that powers websites around the world, including WhatsApp. The free online classes  include contributions from Simon Thompson, Professor of Logic and Computation at Kent, and industry experts Joe Armstrong (one … Continue reading

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First fundraising cycle challenge for Professor Richard Jones

As preparation for a Paris to Canterbury cycle ride in September, Professor Richard Jones and colleagues from the University took park in a 60-mile charity bike ride on Sunday 28 June. In September a group of riders will be cycling … Continue reading

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Kent launches free online course in Erlang

Today Kent launched the pilot K-MOOC (Kent massive open online course) in Functional Programming in Erlang (a programming language) with over 500 participants. The K-MOOC is a joint project led by Professor Simon Thompson from the School of Computing, Mark O’Connor, a Distance Learning … Continue reading

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Excellent research impact recognised in REF

Every department in every university in the country has its research evaluated by its peers every six years, under the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results were released on 18 December and it is very good news indeed for the School … Continue reading

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New School Director of Research and Enterprise

Dr Peter Rodgers has been appointed as the School’s Director of Research and Enterprise. The three-year post begins in September 2014 until August 2017. Head of School, Professor Frank Wang said, ‘Peter’s work is in information vizualisation and diagrammatic reasoning, including … Continue reading

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