Open Guided Research, BSc and MSc Thesis Topics
We are offering topics in the context of and complementing our research projects. Below is a short list of some of the open topics. Please contact us to learn more about those. And, since any list may be out of date, please also check with us about other emerging topics or your own ideas. The homepage for chair members can be found here.
We are primarily a systems research group, so usually expect to do some kind of real world prototype system and/or simulator code implementation and evaluation. This may include putting together hardware for testbeds or evaluation systems and sometimes user studies. In some cases, we'll look for solid mathematical modeling and analysis, likely paired with simulations.
We expect all theses to be written in English. We further expect all parts of the theses to be written by the student and not generative AI. If you refer to existing work and other content, you need to properly cite your sources. You can find more information about citations in the comprehensive TUM Citation Guide. We will check all submitted documents with automated tools for plagiarism and AI-generated content.
Formal guidelines and information about the formatting and the submission of a thesis can be found here.
To apply for a topic, please send an email to the respective supervisor including a letter of motivation, CV, and a transcript of your completed courses.
Note: For the majority of the thesis topics, the candidate is required to undergo a trial period of the duration of one month during which his/her capabilities will be assessed. Such requirement implies that the official thesis registration date will be accordingly moved. Exceptions are possible based on the advisor discretion.
List of Topics (Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Guided Research, Application Project)
|Multipath RF and Optical link transmissions in LEO satellites||simulation, LEO, multipath||MT||Nitinder Mohan|
|Oakestra marketplace for remote module management||Oakestra, edge computing||BT/MT||Nitinder Mohan, Giovanni Bartolomeo|
|Making Kubernetes work at the edge via Oakestra||Oakestra, edge computing, orchestration||MT||Nitinder Mohan, Giovanni Bartolomeo|
Transport protocol extensions for fast (real-time) edge offloading
|transport protocols, Wi-Fi, edge offloading, AR||MT||Jörg Ott, Nitinder Mohan|
|Designing a timely control plane for edge orchestration frameworks||Age-of-Information, orchestration, edgeIO, edge computing||BT/MT/GR||Nitinder Mohan|
|Simulator for autonomous load distribution in massively parallel edge processing||simulation, edge processing,||MT/GR||Jörg Ott|
|emulation, simulation, TSN, IVN, CAN, EnGINE||IDP/GR||Marcin Bosk|
|Data sources for ICN/NDN traffic in IVNs||video, lidar, ICN, NDN, TSN, IVN, EnGINE||BT/IDP/GR||Marcin Bosk|
|Minimizing Latency of Information-Centric Networks with Application-Aware Data Pre-Fetching||low-latency, ICN, NDN, TSN, IVN, EnGINE||BT/MT/IDP/GR||Marcin Bosk|
|Soft-state Caching to Minimize Overhead in Information-Centric Networks||caching, ICN, NDN, TSN, IVN, EnGINE||BT/MT/IDP/GR||Marcin Bosk|
|Operating System and Software Optimization for Real-Time and Time-Sensitive Networking Experiments||TSN, Linux, Linux networking, CPU isolation, qdisc, EnGINE||BT/IDP/GR||Marcin Bosk|
|Revisiting multipath schedulers with MPQUIC in mind||Rust, QUIC, Multipath||BT/MT|
|QUIC, Linux IO, Rust/Go||BT/MT||Hendrik Cech|
|Learning-based scheduler for Multipath Transport||Protocol design, Machine learning||MT||Nitinder Mohan, Hendrik Cech|
|QUIC NAT Traversal||NAT Traversal, ICE, QUIC, Real-time Media||MT/GR||Mathis Engelbart|
|Extending QUIC for Low Latency Use Cases at the Edge||transport protocols, QUIC, edge, low-latency||MT||Benedikt Spies|
|Exploring QUIC Connection Migration and Peer-to-Peer Scenarios||transport protocols, QUIC, connection migration, peer-to-peer||BT/MT/GR||Benedikt Spies|
|Rethinking the Security Model of QUIC||transport protocols, transport security, QUIC, TLS, middleboxes||BT/MT/GR||Benedikt Spies|
|Service Discovery and Switching with Anycast/Multicast/Unicast IP||transport protocols, service discovery, service migration, routing||BT/MT/GR||Benedikt Spies|
|Measuring Connection Migration Behavior of QUIC Implementations and Web Deployments||transport protocols, connection migration, internet measurement||BT/MT/GR/IDP||Benedikt Spies|
Exploring NAT Traversal Mechanisms for Realtime Applications
|network address translation, edge, low-latency, peer-to-peer||BT/MT/GR||Benedikt Spies|
|Deploying Large Scale Immutable Linux Distributions using ostree and BTRFS in a Production Environment||linux, immutable, BTRFS, ostree||BT/MT/IDP||Fabian Sauter|