Thesis Topics

Thesis Topics

In case you are looking for a Bachelor's or Master's thesis, please choose your field of interest and contact the person responsible.

Car Security

Please contact Dominik Püllen.

Critical Infrastructure & Railway Signalling Security

Please contact Markus Heinrich.

Embedded System Security & Mobile Network Security

Please contact Florian Kohnhäuser.

Security of Embedded, IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems Through Hardware-Entangled Primitives

Please contact Nikolaos Athanasios Anagnostopoulos.


  • Implementing/Testing/Examining an Advanced Reconfigurable Physical Unclonable Function, combining PUFs and fast lightweight HMACs. (Supervised together with Ph.D. student Markus Heinrich.)

Please ask for more topics, as there are a lot. Also, feel free to suggest a topic. All theses can be supervised in collaboration with a Ph.D. student who is a native speaker of German. Most of the topics are potentially available as Software Praktikum topics (6CP / 9CP).

Privacy Enhancing Technologies & Privacy Metrics

Please contact Spyros Boukoros.

Hardware Side-Channel Attacks & Mobile Security

Please contact Nikolay Matyunin for details. Most of the topics are also available as Projekt Praktikum (6CP / 9CP) at any time.

Currently available topics:

  • Detection of side-channel leakage from transmitting components (LTE/radio/WiFi/Bluetooth) on Android devices
    • Requirements: Experience with Android and C/C++, preferably also machine learning
  • Detection of malicious abuse of smartphone sensors, based on sensor fusion
    • Requirements: experience and/or interest in data analysis and digital signal processing
  • Voltage-based hardware fingerprint (PUF) on Android smartphones
    • Requirements: Good programming skills, C/C++ experience, interest in low-level programming (hardware/kernel module)
  • Smart speaker radar: detecting room objects using sonar acoustic signals
    • Requirements: Experience in acoustic communications & digital signal processing

Smart TV / IP TV systems

Please contact Dr. Tolga Arul.