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Bachelor & Master theses


We offer Bachelor and Master Theses primarily focussed on the following topics:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Missing Data
  • Nevertheless, we are also open to own suggestions.

If you are interested in writing your thesis at our working group, please send an email with the following information to Christian Heumann, Esteban Garces Arias or Matthias Aßenmacher:

  • Planned starting date of your thesis and preferred topic area (see above).
  • Preferred: (At least) Tentative idea for the direction of a potential thesis topic.
  • Important: Please don't just contact all of us individually, but just write one e-mail to all of us or just cc the others if you're specifically addressing one of us. 


Before you apply for a thesis topic regarding NLP make sure that you fit the following profile:

  • Willingness and ability to engange in a topic which (potentially) requires a notable amount of self-study, since it is normally not part of the regular curriculum of your studies in statistics.
  • Readiness to do quite some programming (most probably in Python)
  • Please include the following information in the email mentioned above:
    Previously experience/attended classes on NLP, deep learning, machine learning and programming.

This is not meant to discourage you from writing your thesis on NLP (we are always very happy to supervise NLP related theses), but rather to get expectations straight in advance.

How to get started with NLP:

Here's a beginner's guide for those who are not yet familiar with NLP: how to NLP

External theses:

If you want to apply for supervision of an external thesis, please also include the following information in your email:

  • A clear formulation of the thesis goal from an academic perspective of ~ 1 page.
    (It should not be a pure business case, such projects are better suited for e.g. the Consulting module)
  • Information on the external partner, data availability (detailed please), computational resources supplied by the project partner (if applicable) 
Again: Not meant to discourage you or to set any artificial barriers, but to get expectations/goals straight in advance.

Thesis template:

You can find an exemplary template for Bachelor/Master theses on Overleaf.

Current offerings:

  • None at the moment