I am always looking for good students. Have a look at
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~awm22/research/oppourtunity.html and the
pages to which it refers for details about what I do and
the procedure for applying to the Computer Laboratory.
It would help if you could write a brief (500-1000 word) research
proposal. This should show:
- an understanding of existing work in the field,
- identify an area for new work,
- have concrete goals and deliverables for the first year, and
- indicate that you know how to achieve them.
Finance is likely to be a problem. How would your studies be funded?
You may also need to take the Cambridge IELTS.
If you want to pursue the possibility, you should send me a research
proposal and then arrange to visit or talk by phone. Please do NOT
contact several members of staff independently, as this wastes a lot of
time through duplicated effort.
Undergraduate students often work with the group over the Summer (July
to September), but it is very rare to offer financial support. Send a
brief description of your background and interests together with a
300-500 word proposal for the project that you would like to undertake.
We can usually waive bench fees if the project is suitable and no
assessment is required.
I enjoy hosting visitors, typically PhD students, from other
institutions. However, their work must be both interesting and relevant
to my own. I am unable to host more than one visitor at a time and my
ability to host is totally proportional to my current resources and the
current resources of the Computer Laboratory. Such visitors are
presumed to have their own funding for accommodation and day-to-day
It is vanishingly uncommon that we (the Computer Laboratory)
can offer internships to undergraduates from overseas institutions or
universities. The reasons are many and varied but mostly involve no
money available, visa restrictions or a research-plan
not relevant or interesting to me. It costs money to host students
and we can rarely waive these costs for undergraduate interns from
I am afraid I get many dozens such requests each year and I will
reply to few if any. Sorry, I'm not meaning to be rude.
Please do NOT contact several members of staff independently, as this
wastes a lot of time through duplicated effort.
I have my University office in the William Gates Building. The William
Gates Building in Cambridge is located at 15 JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge,
CB3 0FD, UK. Google
If driving, check
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/UoCCL/contacts/getting-to-gates.pdf. You should
be able to park in the drop-off area in front of the building, but
please register your car at Reception.
The University's West Cambridge site is about a mile from the
town centre. It is a pleasant half-hour walk, or you can use the Uni4 or
Citi4 bus services. See
http://www.stagecoachbus.com/uploads/Citi4Uni4.pdf for details. Get off
at the stop in JJ Thomson Avenue, just opposite our building.
Just come to the main Reception and they will find me for you.
For short visits, see the list of hotels at
For longer term