Research summer internships for students - UROP Internships

The Faculty of Informatics encourages and promotes the talent of its Bachelor and Master students by offering them summer internships in academic research within the programme Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program - UROP.

Internships are extracurricular and access is on a competitive basis. Students work one-on-one with an advisor to develop a deeper understanding of both the concepts taught during the semester and of the research topic. Students that are considering continuing in academia should seriously consider applying for a UROP position.

All research opportunities for this year are listed below (information available in English only).

Summer 2022 UROP Internship Project Proposals

Click here for the detailed descriptions of the UROP internship projects listed below.


Project Description Mentors / Sponsors

SAT-based techniques for Approximate Circuit Design

Prof. Laura Pozzi

Analyzing Runtime Variations of JVM Workloads across Multiple Executions

Prof. Walter Binder
Dr. Andrea Rosà

EEG-RECALL: Analysis of the influence of distractions on human memory EEG Signals and distraction

Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Matias Laporte, Martin Gjoreski

Physio-RECALL: Analysis of human memory and physiological signals

Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Matias Laporte, Martin Gjoreski

PrivAffect: Privacy-aware personal-video sensing for affect recognition

Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Martin Gjoreski, Matias Laporte

Fed-CogLoad: Federated Cognitive Load Estimation

Prof. Marc Langheinrich
Martin Gjoreski, Matias Laporte

Python Expressions Analyzer

Prof. Matthias Hauswirth

This is me: Enhancing self-representation with Multisensory Experiences

Dr. Monica Landoni
Leandro Guedes

Redesigning and improving an accessible application for people with intellectual disabilities

Dr. Monica Landoni
Leandro Guedes

Multixp: Designing multisensory experiences for learning museum contents

Dr. Monica Landoni
Leandro Guedes

The medial axis of a simple polygon in linear time

Prof. Evanthia Papadopoulou

Learning shapes as signed distance functions for numerical simulations

Prof. Rolf Krause
Simone Pezzuto

Computing the Evolution of Species

Prof. Ernst C. Wit
Dr. Francisco Richter

Experimental evaluation of failure predictors for containerized cloud applications

Prof. Mauro Pezzè

Towards an Intelligent Post-training Mutation Tool for Deep Learning Systems

Prof. Paolo Tonella
Nargiz Humbatova

Explain the Feature space of DL Systems using Decision Trees

Prof. Paolo Tonella,
Dr. Vincenzo Riccio, Tahereh Zohdinasab

Neural Style Transfer-based Testing of Autonomous Driving Systems

Prof. Paolo Tonella
Dr. Andrea Stocco

Simulation-Based Testing of Social Networks by means of Autonomously Interacting Bots

Prof. Paolo Tonella

Haptics fabrication

Prof. Piotr Didyk

Image-processing for augmented reality

Prof. Piotr Didyk

Efficient rendering for VR and AR devices

Prof. Piotr Didyk

Robin - ROBot for Interactive Narratives to engage children

Dr. Monica Landoni
Sveva Valguarnera


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 BEFORE applying (see names above)
  • Application deadline: 25 February 2022 (by the deadline you should already agree with the project's mentor) - to apply please send an email with your favorite projects to [email protected]


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)

Dr. Monica Landoni
Leandro Guedes