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 2019 UROP Internship Project Proposals
|Project Description||Mentors / Sponsors|
|Code generation for numerical quadrature on parallel multiprocessors for finite element simulations||Prof. Rolf Krause, Dr. Patrick Zulian|
|Extreme Testing of Self Driving Cars||Prof. Paolo Tonella, Dr. Andrea Stocco|
|Parallel Ethereum: Blockchain on Steroids||Prof. Fernando Pedone, Enrique Fynn|
|Computational methods for finding the range, roots, and extrema of a function||Prof. Kai Hormann|
|Data Analytics System for Improving Mobile Sensing Studies||Prof. Silvia Santini, Elena Di Lascio, Shkurta Gashi|
|Real-time Feedback for Smartphone and Smartwatch Users||Prof. Silvia Santini, Elena Di Lascio, Shkurta Gashi|
|Synthesis of Digital Drawing Strokes||Prof. Piotr Didyk|
|Towards optimal content generation for novel displays||Prof. Piotr Didyk|
|Eye-tracking Procedure for Training Visibility Metrics||Prof. Piotr Didyk|
|Transforming Fairy Tales into Narratives for Video Games||Dr. Monica Landoni|
|Picture-in-Picture detection with Neural Networks||Dr. Davide Eynard|
|Geometric Deep Learning for Anomaly/intrusion detection||Dr. Davide Eynard|
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: Sunday, March 31, 2019 (by the deadline you should already agree with the project's mentor) - send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
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)