Applying to work with Alan Blackwell
If you are interested in working with me as a collaborator, visiting researcher, intern, or graduate student, then please contact me by email - I would like to hear from you!
However, please note that I am away from Cambridge on sabbatical leave until September 2012. For a substantial part of this time, I will be traveling in remote locations with limited email access, and may not be able to respond to enquiries for some time. It is unlikely that I will be able to carry out routine administrative tasks related to setting up new research projects until I return.
If you have never contacted me before, it is essential that you say in your initial email what specific aspect of my research you are interested in.
If you do not have any interest in my research, but would simply like to spend time in Cambridge, or in the Computer Lab, then you should explore the University and Department schemes for research fellowships, job vacancies, and internships.
- Advice for those wishing to pursue a PhD in computer science as a member of the Rainbow Group can be found here: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/rainbow/applying.html
- Advice for those wishing to pursue a PhD in interdisciplinary design.
- Job vacancies in Cambridge, including all current research opportunities, are advertised here: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/jobs/
- Please note that the Cambridge internships scheme for undergraduates (UROP), is only open to students already registered for a degree in Cambridge. That scheme is described here: http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/teaching/urops/
Helpful advice for those early in their research career
If you are reading this page for the first time after already having sent me an email message, it is possible that your previous email may have seemed insulting and/or ignorant (because of your lack of interest in my work, your failure to have done any prior investigation, your willingness to send spam or form-generated messages, or your treating me as an anonymous/interchangeable component of my institution). If you think this may have happened to you, then please feel free to offer an explanation - in the future, I hope to expand this page with the best (and worst) examples in order to assist future enquirers. If you are not guilty of any of those things, but have read this far anyway, I would welcome feedback on how this advice page could be improved.