We are a group who happily interact with anyone who shares any interests with us. Beyond the more formal interactions listed below, everybody is welcome to attend our group seminars. The most efficient way to get started on a project as listed below is to get in touch by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. To tip the gender balance in the right direction, we welcome female applicants in particular.
There are always some UROP projects available for undergraduate students to be taken over the summer for about four to eight weeks. Because of their brevity, the projects often have a prominent numerical component. A typical UROP project would be some interesting spatio-temporal stochastic process, often related to a PhD project, to be studied numerically during the first couple of weeks and then analysed using standard and not-so-standard tools for the remainder of the project. UROP students are normally hosted at the Centre for Complexity Science in EEE, where most of the group resides, but this is a question of available space. The formal supervision is usually provided by Dr Pruessner, while the day-to-day supervision is often carried out by a PhD student. UROP students are expected to become part of the group for the duration of their project. Ideally, their work will feed into ongoing research.
Final year projects
MSc and MSci students (typically from Maths or Physics) are encouraged to apply to take a project within the group. Depending on the nature of the project, the supervision may be supported by a PhD student. Depending on the duration of the project and the interests of the student, they can be any mix of numerical and analytical work. Such final year projects may be concerned with a concrete stochastic process, with a conceptional question or with a particular method. Year-long projects sometimes result in a publication, which is a big step towards a successful application for a funded PhD place. Master students ideally carry out their work at the Centre for Complexity Science in EEE, where most of the group is based.