Important: Students should not restrict their search for a supervisor to those listed below. Use other sources of information on research groups to find out about possible supervisors. Most UROP research experiences are obtained with staff who do not advertise their availability. However, please also take note of the list of non-participating staff.

UROP Opportunities in the Faculty of Medicine
Title of UROP Opportunity (Research Experience) & DetailsExperience required (if any)Contact Details and any further Information
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart: Development of MRI techniques for improved cardi ovascu lar imaging. These techniques include both acquisition and image processing methods. The work may involve the construction of suitable phantoms to help validate and set up the MRI system for optimal results Programming ability in C would be desirable

Dr Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Cardiovascular MR Unit, National Heart & Lung Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Royal Brompton Campus.


Advanced medical data analysis for cardiovascular and lung disease (multiple projects available).

Dr Guang Yang is a Future Leaders Fellow in the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. His research group is interested in developing novel and translational techniques for imaging and biomedical data analysis. His group focuses on the research and development on data-driven fast imaging, data harmonisation, image segmentation, image synthesis, federated learning, explainable AI etc. He is currently working on a wide range of clinical applications in cardiovascular disease, lung disease and oncology. Read more information about Yang’s Lab at:


Experience required: Understanding about machine learning, deep learning and practical skills of using Python including PyTorch or Tensorflow, or Matlab, good mathematical background.

Contact: Dr Guang Yang. NHLI, Royal Brompton campus. Email:

UROP Opportunities in the Faculty of Medicine
UROP Opportunities in the Faculty of Medicine