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Dr Ian Kenny

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computational Intelligence

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

T: +44 (0)116 207 8460




Personal profile

Ian Kenny teaches programming, games programming, maths and AI-related subjects. Ian is interested in the ways in which more young people can be encouraged to take up programming. He is also interested in graduate employability.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computational Intelligence

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Computational linguistics, particularly reference resolution in shared 3D environments
  • Artificial intelligence for games
  • Evolutionary computing, particularly genetic algorithms and genetic programming

Areas of teaching

  • Computer programming
  • Games programming
  • Maths
  • Artificial intelligence/AI for games
  • Evolutionary computing


  • BSc (Hons)
  • PGCE
  • MSc
  • PhD

Courses taught

  • C++ programming
  • Computer Games Programming
  • Evolutionary Computing

Membership of external committees

I am an external examiner at University of Portsmouth

Forthcoming events

I am volunteering for Code Club, an initiative to get primary school children programming in after-school clubs.

Current research students

Matthias Brandstetter – second supervisor

Rula Azawi – second supervisor