We teach research-oriented courses on cryptography and privacy engineering, as well as digital logic design. Currently, we offer the following courses and theses.

Planned Lectures, Labs, and Seminars (might be subject to changes)

  • SS21: PrivDev (Project/Lab), CRYPROT (Integrated Course)

Below we give examples for open thesis topics for bachelor and master projects. Students who attended at least one of our courses are very welcome to contact us regarding more unannounced topics or to apply for innovative self-proposed topics that match our research profile.

To get an idea what our thesis topics can be about, check out currently running and finished theses.

  • Master Thesis

    Privacy has become a crucial topic that nowadays is addressed in a wide range of domains outside of cryptography. It has been shown that such research proposing non-standard secure computation constructions can be seriously flawed, as fundamental impossibility results were not considered. This thesis aims at surveying the literature for such cases, identifying misuse of secure computation, and proposing specific attacks and, if possible, fixes.

  • Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis

    This thesis should investigate and improve the state-of-the-art in privacy-preserving clustering by designing a highly efficient and practical private clustering scheme that achieves good clustering quality.

  • Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis

    This thesis should design, implement, and benchmark privacy-preserving protocols for an application in the medical area.

  • Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis

    This thesis should investigate and improve the efficiency of state-of-the-art privacy-preserving neural network training leveraging trusted execution environments (TEEs).

CRYPROT SS20 (Integrated Course)
PrivTech SS20 (Seminar)
Digitaltechnik WS19/20 (Integrierte Veranstaltung, in German)
PrivDev WS19/20 (Project/Lab)
CRYPROT SS19 (Integrated Course)
PrivDev SS19 (Project/Lab)
PrivDev WS18/19 (Project/Lab)
PrivTech WS18/19 (Seminar)
CRYPROT SS18 (Integrated Course)
PrivTech WS17/18 (Seminar)
PrivTech WS16/17 (Seminar)
PrivTech WS15/16 (Seminar)