Interested in a fun and challenging thesis project in theoretical computer science?
Great! Read this entire page and apply by Thursday, September 1, 2022.
- You must have successfully completed most coursework, including a course on scientific writing.
- If you want to write a Master’s thesis, you must have attended at least two advanced courses and/or seminars in theory.
- Specific topics may have additional prerequisites.
We offer coding projects as well as theory projects.
Please come back here on August 22, 2022, we will announce available thesis topics then.
This page can give you a general flavor of possible topics and describes the supervision process in more detail.
We offer a streamlined supervision process. It is a must-read if you are about to start your project in the TCS group.
How to apply?
- Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 1, 2022. If you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until February 1, 2023, to work on a project in the summer term of 2023.
- 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.
Timeline for a Bachelor’s thesis in the summer term of 2022
- April 1: Application deadline.
- April 12: Topics assigned.
- April 22: Draft of project plan handed in for feedback.
- April 29: Give a 20-minute talk about your planned project.
- May 2: Project plan finalized & official registration of thesis with the examination office.
- June 20: Full thesis draft handed in for feedback.
- July 4: Thesis officially submitted.
- July 12: Give a 30-minute talk about the results of your project.