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.


  • Creating a PUF-based secure/trusted network for cyber-physical systems-of-systems, either with PUF-based encryption or PUF-based IDs/addresses
  • Implementing a fuzzy extractor scheme based on the Reed-Muller Error Correction Code
  • Testing the entropy of strong PUFs through the correlation of their responses
  • Testing the spatial correlation of weak memory-based PUFs
  • Implementing a PUF-based Single Sign-On System

Most of the topics are potentially available as Software Praktikum topics (6CP / 9CP).

Privacy Enhancing Technologies & Privacy Metrics

Please contact Spyros Boukoros.

Secure Computation

Please contact Niklas Büscher.

Side-Channel Attacks on mobile devices & Covert Channels

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

Currently available topics:

  • [MSc/Praktikum] Automatic and systematic evaluation of physical side-channel attacks on mobile devices
    • Requirements: Experience with Android and web development, preferably also Python or Matlab
  • [BSc/MSc] Detection of malicious abuse of smartphone sensors, based on sensor fusion
    • Requirements: experience and/or interest in data analysis and digital signal processing
  • [BSc/MSc/Praktikum] Investigation of background execution of [Android/iOS/web] applications with dynamic analysis
    • Requirements: solid experience with [Android/iOS/web] development (at least with either one)
  • [BSc/Praktikum] Acoustic and electromagnetic attacks on sensors of IoT devices
  • [BSc/Praktikum] Infrasonic acoustic covert channel
    • Requirements: Experience or interest in acoustic communications & digital signal processing
  • [BSc/Praktikum] Light-based covert channel using ambient light sensors on smartphones
    • Requirements: Interested or experience in data analysis & digital signal processing
  • [BSc/MSc/Praktikum] 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.