Bachelor's and Master's Projects / Theses

Are you looking for an interesting bachelor’s or master’s project / thesis related to one of the following research areas?

  • Data Science
  • Information Analysis & Visualization
  • Information Retrieval (e.g. Wikipedia, Mathematics, News)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Blockchain-based application development
  • Digital Libraries & Recommender Systems
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Web Engineering

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Q: I heard that you group provides a Wiki with tipps on how to write a thesis. Where can I find it?
A: See here:

Q: How can I learn more about the projects you offer?
A: Please contact the supervisor of the topic(s) you're interested in. Whether you're interested in one of our proposals or have an own idea, we'll find a topic that fits your interests.

Q: Is it possible to work on a project / thesis as a team? 
A: Yes, you can work together on a project, but the contributions of each team member have to be clearly separated. For the project "clearly separated" means that each member needs to address his/her own programming sub-project. For the thesis "clearly separated" means that each member addresses his/her own research questions and submits an individual thesis. If chapters contain contributions of the other team member, this needs to be clearly acknowledged, e.g., in a footnote in each affected chapter.

Q: Can I do my master's thesis with you although I didn’t attend one of your seminars or projects before?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you offer paid HiWi positions to students working on a project or thesis?
A: Yes, students working on certain topics as part of a master's thesis can be appointed to a paid HiWi position. We are happy to discuss the eligible topics and other details during a personal meeting.

Q: Is it possible to complete a project / thesis abroad?
A: Yes. Particularly, we offer paid internships with the National Institute of Informatics Tokyo. Read more...

Q: Can I suggest my own project idea?
A: Sure!

Q: How do I schedule a “Mentor talk”?
A: Please schedule a 30 Minute appointment here. Make sure to bring the mentor form to your appointment and complete the form as far as possible in advance.

Students' Feedback

Malte Schwarzer

  • I worked with the Information Science Group during my bachelor

    thesis. Building upon the results of my thesis, the ISG team and I

    collaboratively wrote and published a research paper at the 2016 Joint

    Conference on Digital Libraries. I was given the opportunity to attend

    the conference and present the paper at the Rutgers University, Newark,

    which is part of the New York metropolitan area. Participating in the

    conference was a great opportunity for me to get to get to know the

    scientific community and learn about many interesting research projects.

    I could also spend some days exploring New York City after the

    conference had ended. Transforming my work into a research paper that

    received positive feedback at a conference has been a very rewarding

    experience and motivated me to aspire a career in research.

Paul Stüber

  • I collaborated with the Information Science Group during an

    internship at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. I worked

    on improving the detection capabilities of the CitePlag system.

    The project was very interesting and working in Japan a great

    experience. The research on semantic similarity detection fascinates me.

    I am considering to start a PhD to continue working in that area.

Julian Riediger

  • I compiled my master's thesis, supervised by Bela Gipp, on algorithms

    to identify influential work in academic documents. I completed large

    parts of the thesis during a research stay at the University of

    California, Berkeley. I enjoyed working with Bela and Norman on a daily

    basis and highly appreciate the valuable input they provided for my

    thesis. After my graduation, I returned to California to start a job at a

    tech company in San Francisco.