Interested in a fun and challenging thesis project in theoretical computer science? Great! Read this entire page and apply by April 1 or October 1 for a thesis project during the summer and winter term, respectively.
- You must read the guidelines for projects in the TCS group.
- If you want to write a Master’s thesis, you must have attended at least two advanced courses and/or seminars in discrete mathematics or theoretical computer science.
- Specific topics may have additional prerequisites.
The TCS group offers a variety of theory projects and coding projects. After you have applied, we will contact you and propose some available thesis topics.
Examples of past projects (not yet available):
- Bachelor thesis: Max Mustermann (2021). Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations over Finite Fields [pdf]
- Bachelor thesis: Marie Musterfrau (2021). Visualisierung von MST und SSSP Algorithmen [www, source, pdf]
We also describe the general flavor of possible topics on a separate page.
How to apply?
- Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1 (summer term) or October 1 (winter term). If you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until the next term.
- In your first email, answer the following questions:
- Why are you interested in doing a project in theoretical computer science as opposed to some other area?
- Which theory experience do you have? (seminars, advanced lectures, teaching assistant, etc.)
- When do you want to finish the project, when can you start it, how much time will you be able to put into the project?
- What grades did you have in ALGO1 and ALGO2?
- Are you interested in a Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, or research project?
- Which topic would you be interested to work on?
- Would you be interested to work in a small group? (yes, you can write a Bachelor’s thesis in a group of 2-3 people.)
- Topics will be assigned at the first meeting.