Theses / Projects

Current thesis / project offerings

Unfortunately I cannot describe possible topics here, as several of my ideas were ‘copied’ in the past. Thus, if you are interested in doing your thesis / project in the area of cybersecurity / digital forensics, please feel free to contact me via email. You can either work on a topic suggested by me or present your own idea.

Currently supervising:
  • PhD: Gaëtan Michelet (1st), Jenny Ottmann (2nd), Thomas Göbel (2nd)
  • MSc.: Charlotte Merceron, Léo Giannardi
  • BSc.: Sofya Yokoyama, Alexia Schmid

Successfully completed – congratulations!


  • Leo Irudayam – Integrating Blockchain Technology into a upper secondary school curriculum (02/2021-06/2021).
  • Karoline Leo – Bringing Cybersecurity into High School Curricula: Gender-based Differences in the Perception and Understanding of Cybersecurity (02/2021-06/2021).
  • Stephen Niemann – Challenges and Opportunities for Consumer Cybersecurity Insurances (02/2021-06/2021).
  • Jan Huck – Ransomware countermeasures in the extended Rhine valley A comparative analysis of companies’ implemented ransomware strategies (02/2020-06/2020)
  • Vikram Harichandran – Approximate matching for Template detection (05/2016 – 10/2017).
  • Lorenz Liebler – Approximate matching for malware detection in memory (03/2016 – 09/2016)*.
  • Tobias Huppertz: An indexing approach for approximate matching using Bloom filters (08/2014 – 02/2015).
  • Vikas Gupta: File fragment detection on network traffic using similarity hashing (01/2013 – 06/2013)*.
  • Simon Thurner: Methods for identification of encryption data and its application in digital forensics (08/2012 – 02/2013).
  • Tim Völpel: Forensic-Chatlog-Parser (02/2012 – 08/2012).
  • Knut Petter Astebøl: mvHash  – a new approach for fuzzy hashing (01/2012 – 07/2012)*.
  • Jesse Beckingham: Security analysis of sdhash (08/2011 – 03/2012)*.


  • Florin Schädler – Der Einfluss von App-Berechtigungsanfragen auf nutzergenerierte Ratings und Rezensionen (02/2020 – 05/2020)
  • Dario Cundari: Software tools for testing similarity preserving algorithms (03/2012 – 07/2012).
  • Georg Ziroff: Approaches for similarity preserving hashing (08/2011 – 02/2012)*.

Projects / independent research

  • David Palmbach: Artifacts for detecting timestamp manipulation in NTFS on Windows and their reliability (2019, Masterproject)*
  • Victoria Oliveira, Kyle Pinder, Louis Notarino, Cinthya Grajeda, Kevin Gonzalez: Business Intelligence Dashboard (2016, Senior project with DocuWare)
  • Joseph Bisch, Kyle Combs, Ardian Caban, Nicholas Wereszczak: Personal Cloud Storage (2016, Senior project)
  • Benjamin Beisel: Analysis of URL-based image exchange from Android smartphone messenger ooVoo (2015, independent research, collaboration with Hochschule Darmstadt).
  • Mike Yang: CAPIL: Component-API Linkage for Android Malware Detection (2015, master project).
  • Justin Labrecque, William Putnam, Michael Barone, Viet Le and Chris Harris: iNodeKey – An Innovative Approach To Securing Data (2015, senior project).
  • Benjamin Baylis: Nutritional Tracker Mobile App (2015, senior project).

* Works marked with a star was published in a peer reviewed journal / conference and is listed in publication section.