Guided Research, BSc and MSc Thesis Topics - Open 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  And, since any list may be out of date, please also check with us about other emerging topics or your own ideas.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 sometime 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.

 

M.Sc. Topic: Topic: A Deep Dive into Netflix Performance and QoE.

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

M.Sc. Topic: A Longitudinal View of Broadband Performance using the FCC dataset

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

M.Sc. Topic: Analysis of Mobile User QoE using a large-scale dataset from Google.

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

M.Sc. Topic: Topic: Comparing QoE of Youtube and Netflix video streaming services. 

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

B.Sc. (or M.Sc. Guided Research) Topic: Implementing a Mobile App for Measuring YouTube QoE.

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de or Trinh Viet Doan, doan@in.tum.de

B.Sc. (or M.Sc. Guided Research) Topic: Measuring TLS 1.3 adoption

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

B.Sc. (or M.Sc. Guided Research) Topic: Live Dashboard of Longitudinal Internet Performance and QoE Datasets.

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

Guided Research / M.Sc. Topic: Drone-Enabled Autonomous IoT Device Management

Contact: Michael Haus, haus@in.tum.de. All the details can be found at this link.

Guided Research / M.Sc. Topic: Ubiquitous Visible Light Communication

Contact: Michael Haus, haus@in.tum.de. All the details can be found at this link.

M.Sc. Topic: Edge-computing-aided mobile devices’ indoor localization

Contact: Leonardo Tonetto, tonetto at in tum de. More info at this link.

M.Sc. Topic: Optimization and Prediction of RAM Requirements for Unikernels

Contact: Vittorio Cozzolino, vittorio.cozzolino@in.tum.de. More info at this link.

B.Sc. (M.Sc.) Topic: Measuring and Characterising 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Unlicensed Spectrum Conditions

Contact: Teemu Kärkkäinen, kaerkkae at in tum de. All the details can be found via this link.

B.Sc. Topic: How much packet loss do we see on the Internet today?

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

B.Sc. (or M.Sc. Guided Research) Topic: What factors contribute to performance degradation in mobile networks?

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

B.Sc. (or M.Sc. Guided Research) Topic: How does the web perform in Africa?

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

M.Sc. Topic: Who connects faster? (Google) QUIC, (IETF) QUIC or TLS over TCP?

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

M.Sc. Topic: Measuring RFC 8305 (Happy Eyeballs v2) behaviour

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

B.Sc. Topic: Quantifying Latency and Path Length Benefits of Popular CDNs that drive the Web

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

B.Sc. Topic: IETF QUIC Interoperability Testing

Contact: Vaibhav Bajpai, bajpaiv@in.tum.de

M.Sc. Topic: QUIC Protocol Implementation in Java

Contact: Teemu Kärkkäinen, kaerkkae at in tum de. All the details can be found via this link.

B.Sc. (M.Sc.) Topic: Networked Dynamic Execution Environment for Microcontrollers

Contact: Teemu Kärkkäinen, kaerkkae at in tum de. All the details can be found via this link.

M.Sc. Topic: Wireless Content Dissemination

Contacts: Teemu Kärkkäinen (M.Sc.), kaerkkae at in tum de. All details can be found at this link.

M.Sc. / Guided Research Topic: Analysis of Context Dimensions on Creativity Techniques Recommendations

Contacts: Daniel Herzog (M.Sc.), herzogd at in.tum.de. All details can be found at this link.

M.Sc. Topic: Brainwaves modelling to support human-machine interaction in smart systems (IoT)

Contacts:

Vittorio Cozzolino - vittorio.cozzolino@in.tum.de // Leonardo Tonetto - tonetto at in tum de

All the details can be found via this link.

M.Sc. Topic: Using DNN to obfuscate mobility traces

Contact: Leonardo Tonetto - tonetto at in tum de. More info at this link.

M.Sc. Topic: Study on network visualization approaches for secure industrial networks (in cooperation with Siemens CT) (reserved)

Contact: Wolfgang Wörndl, woerndl@in.tum.de. All the details can be found via this link.

Industry theses

We do collaborate with selected industry partners who offer theses to be carried out in the respective company. Different collaboration models exist, but we are selective on the topics, which need to be scientifically demanding, and require high standards also in company-internal supervision and guidance. We also require a close match to our own interest areas.

If you have your own ideas in a company you want to bring forward as a topic, make sure the above criteria are met as we are (actually: have to be) selective and don't compromise on quality.  For example, it generally won't work if you just want to transform your current application implementation work into a thesis.

Please talk directly to the indicated contacts for each opening below.

No industry theses available at this time

Past theses

We have a list of past theses supervised by our group members and also at other universities.