Ken Kent, Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton/Canada, is a specialist on hard- and software co-design, which is comparable to embedded systems. His German colleagues Wolfgang Heiden (Dean of the Department of Computer Science) as well as André Hinkenjann and Rainer Herpers (Directors of the Institute of Visual Computing) were present when Prof. Ken Kent was being appointed Honorary Professor at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University (H-BRS) by University President Hartmut Ihne.
The partnership between the computer scientists at Fredericton and Sankt Augustin dates back to 2008. At that time Professor Kent spent a three-month sabbatical on our campus. This year his stay at Sankt Augustin is shorter: Kent is staying for an additional week to teach Software Engineering to students from Canada and Russia within the framework of a Summer School.
The 39-year-old regards the honorary professorship as a great honour and is looking forward to further collaboration with his German colleagues. Until recently, he supervised, among others, two students from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, who have now celebrated their success in completing their dual Master’s degree programme. The two students will also be supervised by Kent during their doctoral theses.
Kent himself completed a Bachelors’ degree programme at Memorial University, New Foundland, before changing to Victoria University to obtain his Master’s degree and his PhD.