We constantly provide topics for bachelor and theses and research projects. The topics are closely related to our research topics and projects, but can also originate from cooperations with companies, such as IBM, SAP, but also IT companies from nearby region around Ilmenau.

What we expect:

  • very good previous knowledge in the field of databases,
  • above-average comiitment to work on the topic,
  • team work skills.

What we provide:

  • interessante und anspruchsvolle Themen, die nicht selten zu wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen auf internationalen Veranstaltungen führen,
  • eine intensive und kompetente Betreuung: Neben der individuellen Konsultation bieten wir ein wöchentliches Oberseminar an, dass allen Studierenden die Möglichkeit der Präsentation und Diskussion ihrer Probleme und Ergebnisse gibt.


You are interested in a topic? 

  1. Contact us for further information.
  2. You prepare a short summary ("Exposé") containing the following content: short description of the task, a draft of the solution, evaluation plans and a work plan (very important!).
  3. We decide on the assignement and registration of the topic based on your task summary. It is also possible that we test your qualification for the topic with the help of a short practical task.
  4. You will present your topic in a kick-off presentation to our research group in the course of our "Oberseminar".

Currently Available Topics

The following topics are currently available:


Pandas Compatibility for Grizzly DataFrame API (Research Project/Bachelor)

Requirements: Python, Pandas/DataFrames, SQL

See: https://github.com/dbis-ilm/grizzly

Contact: Stefan Hagedorn

Time Travel Queries in Graph Databases (Bachelor/Research Project/Master)

Requirements: C++

Contact: Prof. Sattler

Indexing in Graph Databases (Bachelor/Master)

Requirements: C++, interest in data structures

Contact: Prof. Sattler

String Compression for Persistent Memory (Bachelor/Master)

Requirements: C++

Contact: Prof. Sattler

Failure prediction in larger scale processing engines(SPARK) (Master)

Requirements: Scala/Python skills

Contact: Hani Al-Sayeh

[DLR] Development of a scalable benchmarking tool to evaluate petabyte-scale storage archives [Reserved]

Requirements: Java, interest in object storage systems (e.g. OpenStack Swift, AWS S3) and performance evaluation

Contact: Stefan Hagedorn

LaTeX Templates

You can find LaTeX-Templates for thesis reports - master and bachelor thesis, but also research project reports - here.