The research internship is a modality of academic stay in which a foreign researcher (student or young researcher) wishes to participate in a scientific activity in either a Research Center or a Research Group in a School at UTP.

Research Internship Requirements

  • If you are a student you must be enrolled in a partner university that has an agreement with UTP [see agreements]. If your university does not have an agreement, it may apply but you must comply with UTP Rules and Regulations. You must present a prove of enrollment.
  • Identify the Research Center or the Research Group where you wish to make your stay at UTP. Please check our website: http://www.utp.ac.pa/introduccion-investigacion
  • Submit a motivation letter stating your research topic of interest, a proposal plan, and the name of the prospective tutor at UTP.
  • A letter of support from your home university.
  • Complete the exchange request format [Formulario-Interno-Del-Exterior-a-la-UTP].
  • File the visa  http://www.utp.ac.pa/profesores-investigadores-y-administrativos-del-exterior-la-utp  or corresponding permit according to the activity to be carried out.
  • A copy of your passport.
  • Send a copy of the previous documents to the Office of International Affairs by email (relaciones.internacionales@utp.ac.pa) and/or aybeth.mosquera@utp.ac.pa.

After receiving these documents, the Direction of International Affairs will send you a letter of acceptance from a tutor at UTP, so that the mobility can take place.

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RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Area de Estudios del Estudiante Required skills Breve descripción del proyecto o actividades a desarrollar Datos de la Persona Responable Unidad Responsable
Electronics, Electrical or Computer Science Engineer Background in statistics, signal and or image processing, programming skills Study and implement algorithms to process and classify mass spectrogram data in 1-dimensional setting and multi-dimesional setting Fernando Merchan, email: fernando.merchan@utp.ac.pa, web: comunicacióndigital.utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica
Electronics, Telecommunications, Electrical or Computer Science Engineer Background in signal and or image processing, programming skills Study and implement computer vision algorithm for applications in controlled enviroment agriculture Fernando Merchan, email: fernando.merchan@utp.ac.pa, web: comunicacióndigital.utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica
Computer Science programming skills, interest in human computer interfaces, programming languages for smart for apps, websites Develop web and mobile applications using databases, gps information, etc. Fernando Merchan, email: fernando.merchan@utp.ac.pa, web: comunicacióndigital.utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica
Electronics and/or telecommunications Basic background on wireless communications and wireless networks./Programming capabilities: basic level (C++, MATLAB)./Report writing and documentation. Provide a revision of the state of the art in 5G wireless communication networks./Manage different software tools, mainly for propagation prediction, to aid at the design of wireless networks./Close research-oriented cooperation with other international partners of the project. Dr. Héctor Poveda ( hector.poveda@utp.ac.pa) Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica
Open Collaborate on projects related to logistics, mathematical modeling, social network analysis, social innovation. Dr. Humberto Álvarez humberto.alvarez@utp.ac.pa Centro de Investigación CINEMI http://www.cinemi.utp.ac.pa/
Mechanical, Industrial or related Visual SLAM for underwater applications. Dr. Huberto Rodriguez humberto.rodriguez@utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Mecáncia
Industrial, Mechanical or related Flight Formation of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles:  It includes development and flight testing of control strategies Dr. Huberto Rodriguez humberto.rodriguez@utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Mecáncia
Industrial, Mechanical or related Segmentation and Delination of Tropical Forest Images:  The use of image processing techniques for segmentation of the crown of trees Dr. Huberto Rodriguez humberto.rodriguez@utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Mecáncia
Industrial, Mechanical or related Force Control of a Robotic Device for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation:  It includes the control strategy implementation and the user interface programming. Dr. Huberto Rodriguez humberto.rodriguez@utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Mecáncia
Industrial, Mechanical or related Teleoperation of a 3RPS Parallel Robot for grindig and other contact tasks Dr. Huberto Rodriguez humberto.rodriguez@utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería Mecáncia
Computer Science , Information Technology (IT) Projects working on R & D in the area of Collaborative Learning for Global Software Development. Dr. Victor Lopez victor.lopez@utp.ac.pa Facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales
Computer Science
CS, Physics and Engineering students with interest of life sciences, and interdisplinary studies in biotechnology
Quantitative reasoning skills, undergraduate calculus courses, discrete math and notions of probability theory. Programming in Python, Matlab or R, not mandatory but appreciated. Modelling of biological systems are important for pharmaceutical, agroindustry and health. The objective is to model and represent biological natural and synthetic systems. Also to study and become familiar with the Registriy of Standard Biological Parts and with general synthethic biology standards. Dr. Javier Sanchez Galan (javier.sanchezgalan@utp.ac.pa) / Grimaldo Ureña (grimaldo.elias@gmail.com) CEPIA
Computer Science/ Computer Engineering python, java, notions of  objective-C programing or Mobile development, Android Studio Current advances of sensor technology extends to the use of communication protocols and data representation. The objective of the intership is to study recent advances using Bluetooh Low Energy network protocols, in the context of ubiquitous computing and health monitoring. In specific work with Estimote Beacons. Dr. Javier Sanchez Galan CEPIA
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Las áreas han sido fruto del consenso y ordenamiento de las actividades de investigación realizadas en las Facultades y Centros de Investigación, Postgrado y Extensión con base en sus fortalezas, las políticas nacionales inmersas en el Plan de Desarrollo Nacional y el Plan Estratégico Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología así como también en las áreas prioritarias de investigación en la Región Centroamericana en los últimos dos años.

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