CS Bachelor Thesis and Seminar

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Timeline

Activity Deadline
Project and thesis kickoff meeting 2022-02-07 (Monday)
Project topic/supervisor selection 2022-02-14 (Monday)
Presentations 2022-05-09 (Monday)
Presentations 2022-05-10 (Tuesday)
Presentations 2022-05-11 (Wednesday)
Bachelor thesis submission 2022-05-17 (Tuesday)

We expect that our students take the initiative and drive the process. How self-organized students work is part of the assessment. In terms of effort, please note that 1 CP equals ~25 hours, i.e., the module has an average workload of 375 hours.

Materials

Doing research in computer science usually starts with a lot of reading and learning. In order to do research that is significant, it is crucial to pick a tractable topic and it is essential to understand the state of the art as well as any algorithms and tools that are relevant. While the details differ depending on the area of computer science, reading about the state of the art is essential for all of them. To find relevant literature, it is good to be aware of systems such as:

The first phase is essentially a deep dive into the state of the art of your topic. During this phase, you should pick up and deepen the necessary knowledge, you should develop a good understanding of the state of the art, and you should get familiar with any programs or tools or datasets that are essential for carrying out a little research project during the bachelor thesis course.

LaTeX is widely used as the typesetting system for research papers in computer science. Hence, we expect that project and thesis reports are written in LaTeX. Below are some LaTeX templates that you are expected to use for typesetting the project report and later the thesis. Please do not change or improve the format, it is usually far better to spend your brain cycles on the content instead of the format (and we really appreciate a common format).

Bachelor Thesis

Experience has shown that it is crucial to start work on the bachelor thesis topic as soon as possible. It may be very useful to use time during the intersession, in particular if still a number of credits need to be earned during the last semester. Starting work on the bachelor thesis end of April clearly is too late to achieve good results and in particular to deal with any unforseen problems.

The bachelor thesis should have (according to the handbook) a length of approx. 6000-8000 words excluding front and back matter. It must be submitted electronically via Moodle and will go through Turnitin (a plagiarism checker). The submission deadline is a hard deadline. Failure to submit the thesis in time will lead to an incomplete course grade or to a fail. Faculty will ensure that a bachelor thesis submitted by the deadline will be graded by the grade submission deadline for graduating students. Note that faculty availability for thesis supervision during the summer break may be limited.

The grade of the bachelor thesis will be determined using the following criteria:

Technical Work (weight 60%)

  • understanding of the subject
  • technical correctness
  • completeness (topic fully addressed)
  • originality and independence
  • work organization (sustained work pace, regular progress reporting)

Writing and Thesis (weight 40%)

  • proper and concise abstract
  • "research" questions clearly formulated and motivated
  • survey of the state of the art
  • clear methodology (e.g., experiment design, algorithm design…)
  • presentation and interpretation of results
  • reflection about limitations of the work
  • proper references and citations
  • proper scientific writing

Bachelor Thesis Seminar

The Bachelor Thesis Seminar includes the final thesis presentations. The presentations are 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion. The schedule has 20 minutes for each presentation, hence it is important to be efficient with changing laptops (make sure you have tested all necessary equipment before the actual presentation time). We have scheduled breaks to recover our minds and to makeup any schedule quirks should they arise (we hope not). Presentations are graded using the following criteria:

  • clarity of the slides
  • clarity of the presentation
  • motivation and flow of the presentation
  • technical clarity (proper use of notations etc.)
  • demo included (where feasible)?
  • time management
  • answers to questions

Time slots are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. To apply for a time slot, contact Jürgen Schönwälder and send him your preferred list of time slots, the name of your supervisor, and the title of your talk. Before submitting the list, make sure that the time slots fit the schedule of your supervisor.

Monday, 2022-05-09

The presentations will be held via Teams.

No Time Student Major Supervisor Topic
M01 08:15 Whiteley, Jackson Keith CS Hütt Cytoscape App Development for Network Coherence
M02 08:35 Vats, Amartya CS Hütt Functional Interpretation of Disease-associated Genes from Disgenet using Python
M03 08:55
M04 09:15
09:35 BREAK
M05 09:45
M06 10:05
M07 10:25
M08 10:45
11:05 BREAK
M09 11:15 Coku, Sara CS Schönwälder Evaluation of Software-based Control Flow Integrity Techniques
M10 11:35 Iskurti, Laert CS Schönwälder Evaluation of Control Flow Graph Discovery Techniques
M11 11:55 Noren, Christer CS Schönwälder Evaluation of Hardware-based Control Flow Integrity Techniques
M12 12:15 Sota, Henri CS Schönwälder Fingerprint Recognition on Cortex-M Processors
12:35 BREAK
M13 14:15 Singh, Peeyush CS Schönwälder Academic and Technical Events CO2 Calculators
M14 14:35 Mustafaj, Enis CS Schönwälder Internet CO2 Calculators and Reporting
M15 14:55 Gjoni, Petri CS Birk Artificial Underwater Image Streams
M16 15:15 Marko, Ilia CS Birk Photogrammetry on Dissimilar Images
15:35 BREAK
M17 15:45 Biehl, Jose Ignacio CS Schönwälder Embedded Rust and Async/Await
M18 16:05 Alo, Rron CS Schönwälder Firefly Synchronization using Tock on RISC-V Boards
M19 16:25
M20 16:45 Ibragimov, Nodirbek CS Schönwälder Development and Improvement of Tock Applications written in Rust
17:05 BREAK
M21 17:15 Chhetri, Maulik CS Zaspel Predictive Modeling of River Water Levels of the river Weser
M22 17:35 Paudel, Subigya CS Zaspel Fast Approximate Kernel Ridge Regression for Quantum Chemical Properties using Falkon
M23 17:55 Singh, Aarshika CS Zaspel Assessing the Performance of Quantum Kernel Machine Learning
M24 18:15 Kafle, Shramish CS Zaspel Easy to use paleoclimate proxy forward modeling
18:35 BREAK
M25 18:45 Pandit, Ankit CS Zaspel Predictive Modeling of River Water Levels of the River Rhine
M26 19:05 Chaurasia, Shubham Kumar CS Baumann Augmented Reality for Geo Visualization using Rasdaman
M27 19:25 Kurmaleyeva, Leya IMS Zaspel Fast Approximate Kernel Ridge Regression for Quantum Chemical Properties
M28 19:45 Lleshi, Arber CS Baumann Dynamic Repartitioning of Large Arrays
20:05 END

Tuesday, 2022-05-10

The presentations will be held via Teams.

No Time Student Major Supervisor Topic
T01 08:15 Zheng, Haolan CS Hütt Louvain Community Method for Cocoa Beans LCMS Data Samples
T02 08:35 Lee, Dongwook IMS Maurelli Obstacle Avoidance Flight and Precise Positioning of UAV to the Wind Turbine
T03 08:55 Ait Aouicha, Yassine IMS Maurelli Design and Implementation of Control Interface for ROVs
T04 09:15 Bougida, Wail IMS Maurelli Development of Wall Climbing Robot for Wind Turbine Inspection
09:35 BREAK
T05 09:45 Essefiany, Badr IMS Maurelli Design and Integration of Wall Climbing Robot using Pressing Force Approach
T06 10:05 Zablah, Diego Ricardo CS Zaspel Web Application Tool for JUB Students to Easily Understand and Interact with their Study Plans
T07 10:25 Mawji, Al-Ameen IMS Maurelli Surface Mapping of 3D Scattered Data in Under-Ice Exploration
T08 10:45 Mathewos, Kedus Zelalem IMS Maurelli Simulation and Examination of Rod-Based Locomotion Options for Spherical Robots
11:05 BREAK
T09 11:15 Shagazatova, Kamilla IMS Maurelli Reproducibility in robotics: H2Arm BSP Vs PID controllers
T10 11:35 Clichici, Calin Constantin IMS Maurelli Drone Robot Arm Design and Simulation with ROS
T11 11:55 Sanchez, Valentina IMS Maurelli Vision-Based Activity Recognition to Optimize Logistics Processes
T12 12:15
12:35 BREAK
T13 14:15 Tretyakov, Alex IMS Baumann Raster-to-Vector Conversion as an Array Database Query
T14 14:35 Karn, Ankit Kumar CS Baumann A Comparision of Raster Big Data Benchmarking on Geoserver and Rasdaman
T15 14:55 Giri, Ishwor CS Baumann Leaflet Timeseries Frontend Support
T16 15:15 El Bergui, Mahmoud CS Kosov Implementation of 3D Procedural Textures in OpenRT
15:35 BREAK
T17 15:45 Pradhan, Nayan IMS Maurelli Long, Flexible, and Highly Deformable Curvilinear Object Detection in Highly Cluttered Environments
T18 16:05 Mehadi, Musab Yusuf CS Hu Real Time Sign Language Detection
T19 16:25 Singh, Arnav CS Hu Analysing the Performance of CNN in Brain Tumour Detection
T20 16:45 Awan, Muhammad Shahzaib Tahir CS Hu Face Mask Detection using Convolutional Neural Network
17:05 BREAK
T21 17:15 Bo, Aoge IMS Hu Neural Network Security Analysis on Adversary Examples and Further Improvement
T22 17:35 Kim, Eunhye IMS Hu Detecting Adversarial Attack using Deep Neural Network's Node Value
T23 17:55 Niazi, Muhammad Dorrabb Khan IMS Hu Intelligent Gesture Detection with Arduino and Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
T24 18:15 Agrawal, Shresth CS Petrat / Zindros Superlight Clients for Ethereum Proof of Stake
18:35 BREAK
T25 18:45
T26 19:05 Lokaj, Alba CS Baumann Benchmark Null Mask Representation on Large Data
T27 19:25
T28 19:45
20:05 END

Wednesday, 2022-05-11

The presentations will be held via Teams.

No Time Student Major Supervisor Topic
W01 08:15
W02 08:35 Thapa, Opendra CS Zaspel Static Analysis of Portable Executables for Malware Detection
W03 08:55 Tran, Hai Long CS Zaspel Static Analysis of Portable Document Format for Malware Detection
W04 09:15 Arsalane, Mohamed Reda CS Zaspel Static Analysis of Embedded Visual Basic for Applications for Malware Detection
09:35 BREAK
W05 09:45 Pandey, Diwas CS Alanwar / Attenberger State-of-the-Art Machine Learning Methodologies for User-Preference-Based Matching
W06 10:05
W07 10:25 Thapa, Prashiddha Dhoj CS Alanwar / Hühn Resource Allocation in WiFi Networks using User Space Minstrel HT
W08 10:45 Abdelshaheed Roufael, Bishoy Akmal IMS Alanwar Path Planning for Mobile Robots using Deep Reinforcement Learning
11:05 BREAK
W09 11:15 Bouhelal, Hamza CS Alanwar Data Driven Reachability Analysis using Python
W10 11:35
W11 11:55 Usman, Sherry CS Alanwar Comparative Analysis of Lightweight and Ultralightweight Cryptography Methods
W12 12:15 Hernández Salamanca, Mario Alberto CS Schönwälder Educational Operating Systems in Rust
12:35 BREAK
W13 14:15
W14 14:35 Demse, Michael Mesfn CS Birk Stereo Processing of Driving Images with Mobilestereonet
W15 14:55 Karki, Aabishkar CS Birk B-Scheduling on Ubuntu Linux
W16 15:15 Agrawal, Mahiem CS Birk Machine Recognition of "Interesting" Underwater Video Sequences
15:35 BREAK
W17 15:45 Ymerhalili, Toska CS Wicaksono Deep Reinforcement Learning for Industrial Microgrid Management
W18 16:05 Hayak, Hamza CS Wicaksono Explainable AI for Crop Yield Prediction
W19 16:25
W20 16:45
17:05 BREAK
W21 17:15 Mclaughlan, Christopher William CS Wicaksono Querying Ontologies using NLP: A Natural Language based Query Interface to OWL Ontologies for Demand-Response System
W22 17:35 Kulla, Erlisa CS Wicaksono The Role of Causal Machine Learning in Improving Risk Management in Operational Supply Chains
W23 17:55 Rafizade, Nurgun CS Wicaksono Exploration of Radial Basis Function Networks and Adaptive Network-Based Fuzzy Inference Systems for Time Series Forecasting
W24 18:15 Delessa, Nathol CS Fatahi Valilai Blockchain for Automated Guided Vehicles
18:35 BREAK
W25 18:45
W26 19:05
W27 19:25
W28 19:45
20:05 END

Monday, 2022-08-22

These extra presentation slots are only for students who had nothing to present in the regular presentation slots in May. The presentations will be held via Teams.

No Time Student Major Supervisor Topic
X01 14:15 Kattel, Shubhushan CS Birk Simulation of MBES Sonar Data in 2D
X02 14:35
X03 14:55
X04 15:15
15:35 BREAK
X05 15:45 Qamhia, Qais CS Alanwar Building a Safe Reinforcement Learning Toolbox
X06 16:05
X07 16:25
X08 16:45 Ernazarov, Khurshid CS Alanwar Comparative Study of Multi-Factor Authentication Protocols to be used in IoT Platforms
17:05 BREAK
X09 17:15
X10 17:35
X11 17:55
X12 18:15
18:35 BREAK
X13 18:45 Jeon, Jun Pyo IMS Alanwar Data Driven Reachability Analysis Toolbox using Python
X14 19:05
X15 19:25 Alzaeem, Joudi IMS Alanwar Privacy Preserving Computation Toolbox on Matlab using Homomorphic Encryption
X16 19:45
20:05 END