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Above and Beyond Award for Kwai Yoke McLoughlin

Computing Support Lecturer Kwai Yoke McLoughlin has received not just one but two Above and Beyond Awards in May 2019 for providing good teaching, additional support to students and ongoing encouragement throughout the year. Students felt that she had gone … Continue reading

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Kent researchers involved in project to make chatbots more trustworthy

Dr Jason Nurse from the School of Computing is involved in a new project led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) designed to make chatbots more trustworthy. From banking and insurance to shopping these human-like computer programmes are becoming … Continue reading

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Widespread media coverage for Dr Budi Arief on WhatsApp flaw

Dr Arief, from the School of Computing, has been cited in over 250 publications including The Daily Mail, The Scotsman and This is Money since providing a comment about a major security flaw discovered in the popular messaging service WhatsApp. … Continue reading

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New social space open for undergraduates

A new common room has opened in time for students to relax and collaborate in during the exam term. The room, for the exclusive use of Computing undergraduates, will be open from 8.00-19.00 Monday to Friday. The common room on … Continue reading

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Consciousness, growing up in India and Pink Floyd: Nostalgia podcast with Srivas Chennu

Dr Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies, speaks to Srivas Chennu from the School of Computing as part of his Nostalgia podcast series. In this insightful interview, Srivas talks about how we are today able to ask questions … Continue reading

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Honorary graduates announced for July ceremonies

Singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding is among thirteen people due to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent in ceremonies at Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals during July. Graduating students from the School of Computing in Medway will see poet … Continue reading

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All female team tackle plastic pollution at Athena Hack

A group of Masters students from the School of Computing attended Athena Hack, an all-women hackathon, in London from 13-14 April 2019. The hackathon was organised by ShowCode as an initiative to champion female technologists and focus their skills to … Continue reading

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David Chadwick reaches final of I’m a Scientist get me out of here!

Professor David Chadwick had the opportunity to prove himself as one of the most popular scientists in the UK in I’m a Scientist, get me out of here! The Professor of Information Systems Security from the School of Computing reached the final … Continue reading

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Pint of Science – Computer Science in your local

Dr Jason Nurse will be taking his knowledge of online privacy to the pub as part of the national Pint of Science series of events. He will be one of three speakers in the tech-themed event in The Good Intent … Continue reading

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School of Computing to support start-up with machine learning

With the support of Kent Innovation and Enterprise, Dr Fernando Otero and Dr Matteo Migliavacca from the School of Computing and London-based fintech start-up Youtility have been awarded funding to begin a 30 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), to enhance … Continue reading

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