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Open Master & Bachelor Theses

Open Master & Bachelor Theses (Last update 29.06.2021)

Usually, topics are created on demand. Below, you see a snapshot of some open thesis topics for bachelor and master students.  Usually, we have many more topics, please talk to the team directly to find out more. You will mostly likely know the team members from your courses with us.  In general, we strongly recommend having taken (elective) courses with us before going for a thesis with us. Please contact us in due time before your planned starting date, we recommend one to two months. See here for a list of completed thesis to get a feeling how a thesis with us looks like. 

We offer you a great work atmosphere, motivated advisors, and a coffee machine (or tea if you prefer). 

You want to propose your own thesis topic or plan to make your thesis with a company, please read this and this first. 

Machine Learning

  • Energy Modeling for Embedded Neural Networks (B.Sc/M.Sc)
  • Transfer Learning for IoT devices (B.Sc/M.Sc)
  • Classifying the activities of birds based on sensor data, in collaboration with FTZ (B.Sc/M.Sc)
  • Resource-efficient AI for autonomous underwater data analytics and autonomous underwater robots, in collaboration with Geomar (Kevin Köser)

Correctness

  • Expanding Simulators for Zephyr, nRF52 and BLE (B.Sc)
  • Validating Executions of Distributed Protocols Based on Traces (B.Sc)
  • STARC Proof: Theoretical Analysis of the STARC Intersection Management Protocol (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

Synchronous Transmissions

  • Porting Synchronous Transmissions (Baloo middleware) to new Technologies: e.g., Ultra-WideBand (B.Sc./M.Sc., low-level coding)

Localization and Distance Measurements

  • Swarm Ranging (and Coordination) based on UWB Communication (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

Bluetooth Low Energy

  • Experimental Study of Bluetooth Mesh (B.Sc)
  • Bringing Contention and Shared Intervals to the Bluetooth Low Energy Network Stack (M.Sc, C-programming)
  • Bluebus: a Fast Flooding BLE Mesh (B.Sc/M.Sc, C-programming)
  • Network-Wide Aggregation (Chaos) over Bluetooth Low Energy (M.Sc., low-level C-programming)

Evaluation Infrastructure

  • Development of a Fully Wireless Testbed for the Evaluation of LoRa Communication Protocols (B.Sc)
  • Indoor Localization with 2.4 GHz LoRa
  • City-wide/Campus-wide time synchronization of GPIO logging (DCF77 vs RDS vs GPS vs NTP)

Central Scheduling

  • Neighbor Data Collection & Schedule Distribution in Centrally Scheduled Low-Power Wireless Networks (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

In Collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research

  • Protecting Electronic Laboratory Notebooks from Forgery (M.Sc, when working on this topic a paid Hiwi position might be provided by HZG) More Details
  • Neural Architecture Search: Network Surgery Scheduler (M.Sc, when working on this topic a paid Hiwi position might be provided by HZG) More Details
  • Neural Architecture Search: Recuperative training times (M.Sc, when working on this topic a paid Hiwi position might be provided by HZG) More Details

 

We are also open for other ideas and usually have more topics available - please contact us!

Propose own topic: Your own, custom topic is possible, you have a strong track record in a specific domain beyond course work such as contributions to an open-source project. However, it strongly depends on whether someone of has time and interest to supervise it. Thus, the closer it is to our ongoing research, the better. Anyway, you should contact us at least 2, better 3, months before the planned start date, so we can work with you on defining and refining your thesis topic.

Do your thesis at a company: This is possible, but not in the way that the company just defines a topic. However, it is possible that we and company define topic, but only if the advisor on the company has a PhD and experience in advising bachelor and master theses.  Moreover, it strongly depends on whether someone of us has time and interest to supervise it. Thus, the closer it is to our ongoing research, the better. Anyway, you should contact us at least 2, better 3, months before the planned start date, so we can work with the company and you on defining and refining your thesis topic.