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


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

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


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)