Many projects address theory and practice of cryptology and data security; some are purely theoretic but very few are only of practical nature.
Available projects for B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses
Further projects in the research domain of the group are possible. If you would like to suggest a topic for a thesis project, please contact a team member to discuss your idea.
|Jan 2020||Implementing PBFT in DistAlgo language||BSc/MSc||Orestis Alpos
|Jan 2020||Secret Santa using multiparty computation||MSc||Orestis Alpos||Available|
|Nov 2019||Using polynomial systems to decode binary linear codes||MSc||Alex Pellegrini||Available|
|Oct 2019||Homomorphic encryption and applications to blockchain||BSc/MSc||Alex Pellegrini||Available|
|Sep 2019||Comparison of Smart Contract Platforms||MSc||Jovana Micic
|Sep 2019||Game on Ethereum||MSc||Luca Zanolini
Ignacio Amores Sesar
|Aug 2019||Security of the Phantom Blockchain Protocol||BSc/MSc||Ignacio Amores Sesar||Available|
Current thesis projects
|HS2019||Evaluating the B3 Condition in Asymmetric Quorums||BSc||Orestis Alpos||Sabine Brunner|
|HS2019||Blockchain and BlockDAG Protocols||BSc||Ignacio Amores Sesar||Luca Althaus|
|HS2019||Threshold cryptography with Tendermint Core||MSc||Christian Cachin||Nathalie Froidevaux|
Completed thesis projects
|FS2019||Execution of Smart Contracts with ARM TrustZone||MSc||Christian Cachin, Pascal Felber (UniNE)||Christina Müller|
|FS2019||Security Analysis of Ripple Consensus
(available on request)
|MSc||Christian Cachin||Jovana Micic|
Instructions and templates for theses
Once you have agreed with your supervisor on a topic and on a start- and end-date, fill in the corresponding form and complete the respective procedure:
For a BSc thesis, the form is available from the Studienfachberatung
For a MSc thesis, follow the JMCS process
Every thesis must be presented near the completion or at the end of the project. Usually this occurs during the semester, within the regular seminar organized by the Cryptology and Data Security group. BSc students must also attend the seminar as a regular participant and get credit for it. The seminar’s title may vary; see the course page for details. You should agree with your supervisor in the initial stage of the thesis on where and when to present your work.
For archiving software and thesis report, log in once to the INF gitlab
server with your Campus Account (small login box at
the bottom). This creates your user representation inside the server.
Then ask your supervisor to create a repository for the project under the
crypto-students according to the pattern:
For a BSc thesis a sample template is available on the Cryptography and Data Security group website.
For a Msc thesis, the sample template is available on JMCS website.
Together with the original thesis submission, a signed declaration (“Erklärung”) must be included, in which the candidate confirms that she/he personally authored the work.
After finishing the thesis, follow the steps to graduate.