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Dr Simon Kent

Dr Simon Kent
Director of Learning and Teaching


I am a Senior Lecturer and Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department of Computer Science.  I have a combination of academic and commercial skills from my experience as a university lecturer and as a software architect in the financial services industry.

My current focus is on improving Digital Higher Education.  In this area, I have been responsible for the first large-scale deployment in the UK of a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) approach to examinations in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel.  I am now looking at how the rich data from digital assessment can be used to improve our understanding of our students to better serve their needs.

I also have interests in machine learning, distributed computing and in improving the way we teach our students to be excellent software engineers.  I want to bring industry closer to academia in order that universities better serve society through research and students through making them better prepared for the workplace.

Newest selected publications

Ahmi, A. and Kent, S. (2012) 'The utilisation of generalized audit software (GAS) by external auditors'. Managerial Auditing Journal, 28 (2). pp. 88 - 113. ISSN: 0268-6902 Open Access Link

Journal article

McVean, A., Kent, S., Bakanov, A., Hobbs, T. and Anderson, R. (2012) 'Development and validation of 'AutoRIF': software for the automated analysis of radiation-induced foci.'. Genome Integr, 3 (1). pp. 1. ISSN: 2041-9414 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kent, S., Broadbent, P., Warren, N. and Gulliver, SR. (2008) 'On-demand hd video using Jini based grid.'.IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2008). Hannover, GERMANY. IEEE. pp. 1045 - 1048.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Johnson, R. and Kent, S. (2007) 'Designing universal access: web-applications for the elderly and disabled.'. Cognition, Technology & Work, 9 (4). pp. 209 - 218. ISSN: 1435-5558

Journal article

Ghinea, G., Kent, S., Frank, AO. and Chana, GS. (2007) 'Visualization of Back Pain Data - A 3-D Solution.'. IEEE Trans. Information Technology in Biomedicine, 11 (5). pp. 595 - 597. ISSN: 1089-7771 Open Access Link

Journal article
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