Hasso-Plattner-Institut
  
Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
  
 

Master theses

Writing your master thesis is the final step of your studies. It is a scientific work designed, implemented, and evaluated by yourself, advised by members of our team. The condensed results of our best master's theses have been published at top scientifc venues, such as VLDB Journal, CIKM, EDBT, SSDBM, ICDE, etc.

Open topics   Ongoing theses   Completed theses

Topic for your master's thesis

  • A selection of open topics is here.
  • Usually, we have in mind several further topics in  connection with our research projects. Please contact us to discuss them.
  • We also welcome topic suggestions of your own.
  • External theses in cooperation with a partner from industry or academia are possible (see below for details).

Typical workflow

  1. First meeting to discuss possible topics
  2. Possible second meeting to further discuss the chosen topic
  3. Preparation of an Exposé

    • 2-3 pages
    • Usually in 2 or 3 iterations with comments from your advisor

  4. Begin of six-month period until submission of your final thesis
  5. Meetings with advisor at least every four weeks
  6. 15-minute presentation of current status in our semi-annual Masterthon
  7. Submission of your thesis

  8. 30-minute defense
    • As an exception, this presentation can be slightly before your thesis submission.

Hints on writing a good thesis

The following list is an informal and incomplete collection of concrete suggestions.

  • Typical length of a master's thesis: 70 - 100 pages
  • Do not include lists of figures or tables.
  • Please take care of a clean, complete and consistent bibliography section.
  • Begin writing your thesis even before finalizing your implementation and experiments.
  • Theses can be written in German or English. Writing in English is not an excuse for too many spelling and grammar mistakes.

Informationen für externe Partner

Externe Masterarbeiten in Kooperation mit industriellen Partnern oder Partnern aus der Forschung sind gerne möglich. Wir bieten unseren Studenten eine exzellente Betreuung und ein sehr gutes Umfeld zur Erarbeitung ihrer Masterarbeiten. Bitte sprechen Sie noch vor Absprachen mit Studenten direkt den Fachgebietsleiter, Prof. Felix Naumann, zur Themenbesprechung an. Masterarbeitsthemen werden formal vom Fachgebiet, nicht vom Kooperationspartner vergeben.