Bachelor and Master Theses

This is a list of current proposed topics and research areas for theses. The degree column serves as an indicator for the expected complexity, but usually it is possible to adjust the scope to also fit other degrees. If you are interested in one of these topics, please get in touch with the indicated contact person. If you would like to write a thesis with us, but don't find a suitable topic on this list (or if you have your own idea), please contact us anyway.

TopicDegreeContact person
AI-based classification of Malware and Obfuscated bening SWBachelorIda Bruhns
Microarchitectural attacksBachelorJan Wichelmann
Security Analysis of a Sector Oriented Partial Reconfiguration DemonstratorBachelorThore Tiemann
Extending the Microwalk frameworkBachelorJan Wichelmann
An SGX-Enclave for Trustworthy Insurance Questionnaire EvaluationBachelorEsfandiar Mohammadi
Datenschutzfreundliche Veröffentlichung von Business Process Log-DatenBachelorEsfandiar Mohammadi
Security Analysis of Time Shared Intel Arria 10 PACBachelorThore Tiemann
Secure implementation of post quantum cryptographyMasterLuca Wilke
Stealthy kleptographic crypto systemsMasterThomas Eisenbarth
White-box cryptographyMasterOkan Seker
Securing cryptographic implementationsMasterOkan Seker
FPGA-based Rowhammer Attacks on DDR4 MemoryMasterThore Tiemann

Completed Theses

2020

DegreeAuthorTitle
MasterChristoph PeglowSecurity Analysis of Intel's Input/Output Memory Management Unit (IOMMU)
BachelorMoritz NicklasSecurity Analysis of Contact-less Smart Cards on Campus
BachelorJulia GawlikQuantification of information leakages in binaries
MasterLuca WilkeInjection Attacks on Secure Encrypted Virtualization
BachelorTim GellersenSide-Channel Attacks on Post-Quantum Signature Scheme Picnic
BachelorPajam PaulsAn Analysis of Contemporary Attacks on White-Box Implementations
MasterThore TiemannExploiting Cache Side-Channels on CPU-FPGA Cloud Platforms
MasterMalte StoffersAnalysis of microarchitectural attacks on ARM-platforms
BachelorNils GutjahrAttacks on AVX-512

2019

DegreeAuthorTitle
BachelorVolodymyr BezsmertnyiFingerprinting and Secret Extraction in Docker Multi-Container Applications via Memory Deduplication
BachelorAnna PätschkeSecurity Analysis of a JSON RPC API with JavaScript Frontends
BachelorGordon DahlkeLow-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Alternative Ethereum Clients
BachelorOguzhan TekinSide-Channel Analysis of a Compact AES FPGA Implementation
BachelorJohannes LiebenowAnomaly Detection in Login Data
BachelorFabian WestphalSecure Data Transfer and Processing in an Enclave using Intel SGX

2018

DegreeAuthorTitle
MasterNils KlawitterConfidential Data Storage on an IoT-oriented Distributed Ledger
BachelorFlorian DahlmannPKI for Automotive Applications
BachelorJonas SanderMemJam+Abort: Combining Two Microarchitectural Side-Channel Attacks
MasterJacqueline ThaeterGarbled Circuits: From White-Box Cryptography to Zero-Knowledge Proofs
MasterMoritz KrebbelBrowser-basierte Cache-Angriffe auf die RSA-Schlüsselgenerierung