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

Persistent Memory Topics

Persistent Memory (PMem) has just been anounced by Intel (2nd of April). It is a promising storage technology (Intel Optane DC PMM), 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.

PMem 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 PMem: HyMem. There are many interesting topics in this system

I am looking for skilled students that are motivated to work on research projects. Programming is an essential part and should therefore be well known (C/C++).

Contact Alexander van Renen ( )
Disclaimer These are not easy topics for a relaxed semester. However, they might yield relevant results to the research community.
Type Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis, Guided research
Languages/Technologies Good C++ or at least one in which you are an ace programmer