Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)

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The development and maintenance of the UROP programme has been a major Crucible initiative since 2002. Initially based on the UROP programme at MIT, and developed by David Good within the education programme of the Cambridge-MIT Institute, the programme has since been maintained with funding from the Newton Trust, and from EPSRC (coordinated by Alan Blackwell)


UROP programme coordinators:

Specific cross-disciplinary projects funded under the UROP scheme include:

MML, 2004

1. Software techniques for integrating digital video into language learning Supervised by Gavin Burnage Student Dominic Smith

2. Register in the History of Spanish

Supervised by Chris Pountain

Student Gemma Wheeler and Julia Angell

Physics, 2006

James Mead worked on Dasher

Computer Lab, 2006

Chris Smowton worked on Dasher

Gareth Bailey, Hugh Warrington, Mattias Linnap, Vincent Chen, Vilius Naudziunas

Linguistics, 2007

Kirsty McDougall, supervised a student working on Forensic speaker identification Student- Qinkan Wu

Anthropology 2007

Social Anthropology online video library Contact: Paul Sumption / Alan Macfarlane Student: Dahir Alissan

Investigated online interface to the Social Anthropology video library of approximately 3000 films.

Computer Lab 2007 3D control of music structures - supervised by Chris Nash - student Tris Bracey - working with Alejandro Viñao

Music 2008

Statistical analysis of violin timbre perception Supervisor: Claudia Fritz/Ian Cross Student: Andrew Norman

Computer Lab 2008

Software for dance Supervisor: Luke Church Student: Cheryl Hung

ReadYourMeter.org Supervisors: Luke Church, Ian Davies, Andrew Rice, Alan Blackwell, David Mackay Ravi Rayan, Pete Calvert, Dan Ryder-Cook

Computer Lab 2009

Supervisor: Luke Church Student: Adona Iosif

Computer Lab 2010

Evolutionary blending of 3D surface models - part of the Coded Chimera project Student Graeme Morgan

Student: John Lawson - part of the Flagship Retrofit project

Computer Lab 2011

Student Rory McCann - part of the Flagship Retrofit project