Thesis topics are related to our research and offered courses.
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
The indication of a BSc or MSc project type may be discussed and a smaller version of a project labeled MSc may be carried out as a BSc thesis.
Many more 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.
|Nov 2020||Secure execution on a blockchain||MSc||Christian Cachin||Available|
|Nov 2020||Security analysis of Neo||MSc||Jovana Micic||Available|
|Mar 2020||Blockchain-based Decentralized Exchanges||BSc/MSc||Luca Zanolini||Available|
Current thesis projects
|HS2021||Multiparty computation on Blockchain||BSc||Orestis Alpos||Gillian Cathomas|
|HS2021||Blockchain consensus protocols based on stake||MSc||Luca Zanolini||Timo Bürk|
|FS2021||Exploring blockchain-based Decentralized Exchanges||MSc||Jovana Micic||Benjamin Helmy|
|FS2021||Parallel consensus instances||BSc||Orestis Alpos||Jérémie De Faveri|
|FS2021||Consensus Zoo||MSc||Jovana Micic
|FS2021||Encrypting into the future||BSc||Christian Cachin||Lukas Schacher|
|FS2020||Randomness and Games on Ethereum||MSc||Luca Zanolini
Ignacio Amores Sesar
Completed thesis projects
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.
Theses are written in English. Refer to a manual of style for guidance on writing scientific texts.
Advice on writing in computer science, published by Renée Miller of the University of Toronto, is a concise summary with pointers to more material. Read at least this.
Advice on Writing, Presentation & Plagiarism from the JMCS programme.
After finishing the thesis, some forms have to be processed:
For BSc, the advisor completes the form and hands it to the Studiensekretariat.
For MSc, you fill in parts “Finishing…” and “Pledge…” on the back of the JMCS form for MSc theses and hand this to the Studiensekretariat at Uni BE. The advisor the completes the JMCS form, fills the form of Uni BE, and hands both to the respective recipients.
Finally, follow the steps to graduate.