Bachelor’s and Master’s Projects

Are you looking for an interesting bachelor’s or master’s project related to one of the following research areas?

  • Data Science & Machine Learning
  • Information Analysis & Visualization
  • Information Retrieval (e.g., Wikipedia, Mathematics, News)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Blockchain-based application development
  • Digital Libraries & Recommender Systems
  • Web Engineering

Great! Let’s meet for a coffee and talk about it!

You can find current topics offered by group members in the table below. Please drop an email to the ▸group member, whose projects and papers fit your interest. If nothing fits your interests, please don’t hesitate to contact Prof. Gipp to discuss your ideas.

We recommend combining a seminar, project, and thesis for the best-possible results. For details, read the section “Recommended Graduation Path” on our teaching page. However, successfully completing a standalone thesis in our group is also possible.

Currently offered Projects


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I heard that your group provides a Wiki with tips on how to write a thesis. Where can I find it?
See our Wiki page.

How can I learn more about the projects you offer?
Please contact the advisor of the topic(s) you’re interested in. Whether you’re interested in one of our proposals or have an own idea, we’ll find a topic that fits your interests.

Would it be possible to work on a project / thesis as a team?
Yes, you can work together on a project, but the contributions of each team member have to be clearly separated. For the project, “clearly separated” means that each member needs to address his/her own programming subproject. For the thesis, “clearly separated” means that each member addresses his/her own research questions and submits an individual thesis. If chapters contain contributions of the other team member, this needs to be clearly acknowledged, e.g., in a footnote in each affected chapter.

Can I do my master’s thesis with you, although I didn’t attend one of your seminars or projects before?

Do you offer paid HiWi positions to students working on a project or thesis?
Yes, students working on certain topics can be appointed to a paid HiWi position. We are happy to discuss the eligible topics and other details during a personal meeting.

Would it be possible to complete a project / thesis abroad?
Yes. Particularly, we offer, among others, paid internships at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, US and other places. Browse through our Students Corner for more information.

Can I suggest my own project idea?

Students’ Feedback

Malte Schwarzer

I worked with Professor Gipp during my bachelor thesis. Building upon the results of my thesis, Prof. Gipp and I collaboratively wrote and published a research paper at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. I was given the opportunity to attend the conference and present the paper at the Rutgers University, Newark, which is part of the New York metropolitan area. Participating in the conference was a great opportunity for me to get to know the scientific community and learn about many interesting research projects. I could also spend some days exploring New York City after the conference had ended. Transforming my work into a research paper that received positive feedback at a conference has been a very rewarding experience and motivated me to pursue a Ph.D.

Paul Stüber

I collaborated with Prof. Gipp’s group during an internship at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. I worked on improving the detection capabilities of the CitePlag system. The project was very intriguing and working in Japan was a great experience. The research on semantic similarity detection fascinates me. I am considering pursuing a Ph.D. to continue working in that field.

Julian Riediger

I compiled my master’s thesis, supervised by Bela Gipp, on algorithms to identify influential work in academic documents. I completed large parts of the thesis during a research stay at the University of California, Berkeley. I enjoyed working with Bela Gipp and Norman Meuschke on a daily basis and highly appreciate the valuable input they provided for my thesis. After my graduation, I returned to California to start a job at a tech company in San Francisco.