Theses and Assistant Positions

This page lists our current offerings for bachelor's and master's theses as well as open student research assistant positions. Besides, you can always ask us about further theses and positions. Usually, they are strongly connected to our current research interest which you can view at the Projects page. Furthermore, the pages of the scientific staff show their respective research topics.

Also, you can attend the weekly AG Databases to find out about interesting topics.

Entwurf und Implementierung von C-chain, einer Alternativen zu Blockchain

C-chain ist eine hocheffiziente Alternative zu Blockchain, die von Prof. Bayer entwickelt wurde. Für die Basistechnologie gibt es eine ausgereifte Implementierung als Android App. Diese soll im ersten Schritt auf iPhone/iOS portiert werden. Der Android Code steht dafür zur Verfügung.

Zusätzlich soll eine konkrete Anwendung prototypisch implementiert werden. Diese Anwendung steht noch nicht fest und kann nach dem Interesse von BearbeiterIn bestimmt werden. Prof. Bayer betreut diese Arbeit persönlich und intensiv mit wöchentlichen Besprechungen, bei Interesse bitte Email an

Contact Prof. Rudolf Bayer (
Type Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis
Begin Sofort

Bachelor's Thesis in Geospatial Data Processing

The goal of the Bachelor's thesis is to mathematically derive lower and upper precision bounds for discretizations of latitude/longitude coordinates. For further information, please send us an email.

Contact Harald Lang ( )
Andreas Kipf ( )
Type Bachelor's thesis
Languages/Technologies Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Programming, C/C++ (basics)

Automatic gradient differentiation with backward accumulation for gradient descent

Gradient descent is an optimization algorithm for finding minimal weights in supervised learning.

We are looking for a student to develop a backward accumulation algorithm for gradient differentiation to reduce the amount of computation steps. Afterwards the implementations should be compared.

Contact Maximilian E. Schüle ( )
Type Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis
Languages/Technologies C++

Buffer Management Strategies

Non-volatile memory (NVM) is a promising upcoming storage technology (e.g., 3D XPoint), which combines the benefits of SSDs with those of DRAM: It offers close to DRAM latency and bandwidth, while being durable and denser. In addition, unlike the block based SSD interface, it offers byte addressability.

NVM will (likely) neither replace DRAM nor SSDs but exist as a new layer in the memory hierarchy. To fully exploit this system architecture, we are creating a database engine designed for NVM: HyMem.

Efficient buffer management is one of the main problems in buffer managed systems. In this work we are evaluating and designing new buffer management strategies for HyMem.

Contact Alexander van Renen ( )
Type Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis
Languages/Technologies C++ and at least one in which you are an ace programmer.