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Theses (diploma or master thesis) are usually done within the framework of research projects. In this way, current research questions from the fields of Information Systems Research, Service-Oriented Computing, Complex Systems & Emergent Behavior, Green Technology and Market Engineering – both purely theoretical in nature, as well as with high practical relevance – are deeply and comprehensively formed and solutions are developed. Right here is the excellent opportunity to further develop teamwork and problem solving skills and with them acquire key qualifications at the intersection of Business Studies and Internal Control Systems.

If you are interested to write the thesis with our chair, please contact gunther.dumdummymygust@is.uni-dudummymmyfreiburg.de.

 

Preparatory Seminar for Master's Theses

We offer specialized Topics seminars as a preparatory course for outstanding Master’s students who intend to write a Master’s thesis with a methodological or applied focus at the chair. This seminar addresses outstanding students in the advanced year of their Master's degree. The course is designed to allow students to review relevant literature, get first experiences with applicable datasets, and enhance their programming skills while working on a topic that they will eventually pursue in their final thesis. 

Possible topics cover the entire research spectrum of the chair (e.g. text mining, spatial data analysis, energy markets and systems, mobility, sharing economy). Before the start of the seminar, students will identify a possible thesis topic and isolate an aspect from this topic to be handled during the seminar. This includes, for instance, editing, filtering, or visualizing datasets, or adapting applicable methods to the problem at hand.

 

Assignment Procedures

The assignment of Bachelor and Master theses is performed on a quarterly basis (1.2., 1.5.,1.8. and 1.11.). An individual start date could be arranged only in exceptional cases. The available places are assigned according to the candidates' qualification. Hence, it’s necessary to add note extract and curriculum vitae to your application. Also, please explain your field of interest as well as your background knowledge thereof in a short letter of motivation. Most importantly, don’t forget to relate it to the lectures and seminars of this chair that you took part in. Send your application to gunther.dumdummymygust@is.uni-dudummymmyfreiburg.de.. Then, you will receive a confirmation and a notification of the date until which the outcome of your application will be decided.

 

Tips for Writing Bachelor's and Master's Theses

Here can be found a lot of useful tips for writing Bachelor's and Master's theses for download as PDF file. 

 

Offered Topics

Geospatial Analysis and Machine Learning Bachelor Master
  • Machine Learning: Rent price prediction of real estate in Berlin
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  • Machine Learning: Predictive policing
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  • Geospatial Analysis: Exploring and explaining crime data
X X
  • Geospatial Analysis: Explaining real estate valuations with big data
X X

 

Financial Markets & Data Mining
  • Financial text mining: Detecting if a message if actually 'new' and will influence stock prices (programming skills required) (Details)
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  • Financial text mining: Stock price prediction based on financial news (Details)
X X
  • Literature Review: Prescriptive Analytics
X  
  • Time Series Analysis: Interval Forecasting of Electricity Prices (Documentation)
   X 
  • Literature Review: FinTech
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  • Literature Review: Experimental Methods in NeuroIS
 
  • Determine location of Twitter user based on timeline (Details)
X X
  • Decide whether a Twitter user belongs to a certain minority (Details)
X X
  • Deep Learning in the context of IT security (Details)
X X
  • Reinforcement Learning for Scotland Yard (Details)
X

 

   
Energy    
  • Long term prediction of the distribution of PV power plants with geospatial statistics (Details)
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  • Erklärung der Ausbreitung von Photovoltaikanlagen anhand sozioökonomischer Faktoren (Details)
X X
- in cooperation with enterprises    
  • Statistische Analyse der elektrotechnischen Auslastung von Betriebsmitteln (in collaboration with ENIT Systems, Details)
X X
  • Entwicklung von Algorithmen für automatisierte Handlungsempfehlungen für energiebezogene Maßnahmen in Industrieunternehmen (in collaboration with ENIT Systems, Details)
X X
  • Kopplung von Energiemanagement- und ERP-Sytemen (in collaboration with ENIT Systems, Details)
X X
  • Non-intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) (in collaboration with ENIT Systems, Details)
X X
  • Predictive Maintenance auf Basis von Energiedaten (in collaboration with ENIT Systems, Details)
   X    X

 

Digital Economy

   
  • IT Incident Management - Algorithms and Theories (Literature Review and Theory Development)
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  • Deep Learning in Politics bei Digital Economy
 

 

Thesis in Business

In principle, we also supervise topics that you want to construct in collaboration with or for your identified company. However, such topics should always be considered for each individual case, of whether the topic of your practice partner also complies with scientific requirements, and whether a meaningful cooperation mode between student, company and research chair can be found. If you are planning such work, then we also ask to register with the relevant documents at the department, so that we can check whether we can oversee it.

 

Plagiarism

It is hereby expressly stated that in preparing theses and dissertations it is important to make sure to leave specifications of the sources included in the examination paper, should content from previous work have been taken. Content with no source description identified, shall be regarded as plagiarism.

We make it clear that plagiarism discovered by the Examination Board is dealt with severely. In particularly severe cases, the Examination Board evaluates the entire subject, for which the work was submitted, as definitively failed.  

 

Guidelines for Theses

We support students by offering templates for scientific work of any kind (term papers, Bachelor, Master, Diploma) . Please note that these templates can only be accessed from within the University's network (VPN).