Open Guided Research, BSc and MSc Thesis Topics
We are offering topics in the context of and complementing our research projects. Below is a short list of some of the open topics. Please contact us to learn more about those. And, since any list may be out of date, please also check with us about other emerging topics or your own ideas. The homepage for chair members can be found here.
We are primarily a systems research group, so usually expect to do some kind of real world prototype system and/or simulator code implementation and evaluation. This may include putting together hardware for testbeds or evaluation systems and sometimes user studies. In some cases, we'll look for solid mathematical modeling and analysis, likely paired with simulations.
We expect all theses to be written in English.
Formal guidelines and information about the formatting and the submission of a thesis can be found here.
To apply for a topic, please send an email to the respective supervisor including a letter of motivation, CV, and a transcript of your completed courses.
Note: For the majority of the thesis topics, the candidate is required to undergo a trial period of the duration of one month during which his/her capabilities will be assessed. Such requirement implies that the official thesis registration date will be accordingly moved. Exceptions are possible based on the advisor discretion.
List of Topics (Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Guided Research, Application Project)
|Measuring and Analyzing Decentralized (Blockchain-Based) Naming Systems||measurements, blockchain, data analysis, DNS||BT/MT/GR||Trinh Viet Doan|
|Mobile User Interaction with Travel Recommender Systems||recommender systems, mobile applications, human-computer interaction||GR/AP||Wolfgang Wörndl|
|In-Network Computing over Satellite links: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly||In-Network computing, Edge Computing, Satellite communication||GR||Nitinder Mohan|
|Revisiting multipath schedulers with MP-QUIC in mind||Network Protocols, QUIC, Multipath||BT/MT||Nitinder Mohan, Hendrik Cech|
|Have your cake and eat it too: Analyzing energy usage in blockchain protocols||Blockchains, emulations, edge computing||MT||Nitinder Mohan|
|Designing a timely control plane for edge orchestration frameworks||Age-of-Information, orchestration, edgeIO, edge computing||BT/MT/GR||Nitinder Mohan|
|Evaluating suitable multipath transport protocols for remote piloting flying taxis||Transport layer, multipath communications, aerial connectivity||MT||Aygün Baltaci, Nitinder Mohan|
|Unikernels on the Edge||Unikernels, edge computing, edgeIO||BT/MT||Nitinder Mohan|
|Sensor Emulation for IoT Testbeds||Embedded Development, IoT||BT/GR/IDP||Raphael Hetzel|
|Mapping Distributed Stream Processing to Actors||Actor Model, IoT, Stream Processing||BT/MT/GR||Raphael Hetzel|
|Implications of COVID-19 on Quality of Internet Video Streaming (eg. Netflix and YouTube)||Video, Performance, COVID-19||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|In-Network Compute Infrastructures for Future Automotive Systems (thesis position @ Bosch)||Virtualization, distributed systems, ns-3||MT||Jörg Ott, Uthra Ambalavanan|
|Implementation of a Cooperative Maneuver Protocol for Autonomous Vehicles||Autonomous driving, maneuver coordination, ns-3, C++||BT||Bernhard Häfner|
|M.Sc./B.Sc./GR Topic: Evaluating Single-Board Computer Performance in Networked Systems||Single-board computer, Raspberry Pi||BT/MT/GR||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|M.Sc./GR Topic: A Backend Interface for Big Blue Button for Emotion Recognition of Participants||Video, Internet multimedia, cloud systems||MT/GR||Jörg Ott|
|Towards increasing the reliability of DNS.||MT/GR||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Netflix or Youtube? Which streaming service performs better?||MT/GR||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Learning-based scheduler for Multipath TCP||Protocol design, Machine learning||MT||Nitinder Mohan|
|Building a Visible Light Communication Flashlight (or laser pointer)||VLC||BT||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Simulating the Mobility of a Million Humans with a GPU||BT/MT||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Disruption and Disconnection Tolerant Video Analytics Platform||BT/MT||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Serverless Lambda Executors at the Edge of the Network||MT||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Simulating Bluetooth Low Energy Beaconing by Mobile Devices||MT/GR||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Analysing Microcontroller Use in Everyday Objects Based on fccid.io||BT/GR||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Human Mobility Tracking with Highly Directional Wi-Fi Beams||MT||Teemu Kärkkäinen|
|Crypto-offloading for QUIC using NetFPGA||Network Protocols||MT||Jörg Ott|
|Comparing MAWI traffic composition on backbone links (sample-F and sample-G)||BT|
|Analyzing transport layer (TCP, MPTCP) characteristics on backbone and edge links||BT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Evaluating congestion controllers in mobility (car, train, et al.) scenarios||BT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Mapping Cellular Network Dead Zones in Germany||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Analysing FCC's Measuring Mobile Broadband Dataset||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|A Longitudinal View of Mobile Broadband Speeds in DE/AT||MT/BT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Measuring Web and Video Content Delivery over QUIC||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|A Deep Dive into FCC's Measuring Broadband America Dataset||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Performance Evaluation of DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Measuring TLS 1.3||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|A Deep Dive into Netflix Performance and QoE||BT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Analysis of Mobile User QoE using a large-scale dataset from Google||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Live Dashboard of Longitudinal Internet Performance and QoE Datasets||MT||Vaibhav Bajpai|
|Revisiting Characterisation of YouTube Videos||BT||Vaibhav Bajpai|