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.
|Dec 2020||Modeling blockchain-based decentralized exchanges||BSc/MSc||Christian Cachin
|Nov 2020||Secure execution on a blockchain||MSc||Christian Cachin||Available|
|Nov 2020||Security analysis of Neo||MSc||Jovana Micic||Available|
|Aug 2020||Blockchain consensus protocols based on stake||MSc||Giorgia Marson
|Jul 2020||Multiparty computation on Blockchain||MSc||Orestis Alpos||Available|
|Mar 2020||Blockchain-based Decentralized Exchanges||BSc/MSc||Giorgia Marson
|Jan 2020||Secret Santa using multiparty computation||MSc||Orestis Alpos||Available|
Current thesis projects
|FS2021||Exploring blockchain-based Decentralized Exchanges||MSc||Jovana Micic||Benjamin Helmy|
|FS2021||PoET: an eco-friendly alternative to PoW||BSc||Ignacio Amores Sesar||Marius Asadauskas|
|FS2021||Parallel consensus instances||BSc||Orestis Alpos||Jérémie De Faveri|
|FS2021||Consensus Zoo||MSc||Jovana Micic
|FS2021||Secure Causal Atomic Broadcast||BSc||Orestis Alpos
|FS2021||Encrypting into the future||BSc||Christian Cachin||Lukas Schacher|
|HS2020||Provably robust Proof-of-Stake protocols||MSc||Giorgia Marson||Arbër Kuçi|
|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, follow the steps to graduate.