Summer 2017 UROP Internship Project Proposals

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Summer 2017 UROP Internship Project Proposals
Project Description Mentors/Sponsors
Developing a graphical tool for free-energy calculation analysis Prof. Vittorio Limongelli
Can We Benefit from Wearable IoT Devices Keeping Our Privacy and Security at the Same Time? Prof. Miroslaw Malek, Dr. Alberto Ferrante, Jelena Milosevic
Execute Me if You Can: Discovery and Execution of Malicious Payloads in Android Apps  Prof. Miroslaw Malek, Dr. Alberto Ferrante, Jelena Milosevic
Liquid Web of Things  Prof. Cesare Pautasso, Andrea Gallidabino
ASQ  Prof. Cesare Pautasso, Vasileios Triglianos
UALAC in summer: Usability and Accessibility for LAC Dr. Monica Landoni
UMOB: How Do Users Interact with a Search Engine on MOBile devices? Prof. Fabio Crestani, Mohammad Alian Nejadi
Exploit parallel computing on Model Checking Prof. Natasha Sharygina, Matteo Marescotti
Implementation of Geometrical Algorithms - The Farthest Line-Segment Voronoi Diagram Prof. Evanthia Papadopoulou, Ioannis Mantas, Martin Suderland
The Voronoi Game  Prof. Evanthia Papadopoulou, Ioannis Mantas, Martin Suderland 
Development of a Personal Assistant Prof. Fabio Crestani, Seyed Ali Bahreinian
A Mobile Privacy Assistant for Sharing Personal Memories Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Personalized Public Displays: Designing Interactive Display Applications for Active and Walk-by Content Personalization Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Personalized Public Displays: Uncovering Personalization Needs Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Detection of Social Engagement Interaction using Smartphones Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Measuring fluid conductivity to discover presence of chemicals Prof. Cesare Alippi, Mauro Prevostini
Exploring kernel extensions for agreement protocols Prof. Fernando Pedone
Extending finite element framework MOOSE to complex<T> type Prof. Rolf Krause, Marco Favino

In general, if you are interested in working in a specific research group, even one not mentioned above, please contact the corresponding professor directly.

Eligibility and Application Deadline

  • USI Informatics Bachelor or Master student
  • Directly contact a project's mentor to apply (see names above)
  • Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 (by the deadline you should already agree with the project's mentor) - send your application to mauro.prevostini@usi.ch

Acceptance and Funding

  • Funded by the Faculty of Informatics
  • Only a limited number of grants available
  • Acceptance is competitive
  • Decision is taken by the Dean

Duration and Dates of Internship

  • Roughly 2 months
  • Start after exam period (~ July 1st)
  • End before recovery exam period (~ August 31)