Secure Software Systems Group


Bachelor Thesis / Master Thesis / Master Practicum

The following topics are available at SS'24

Software Security

(Bachelor Thesis / Practicum)  Penetrating Space: Pentesting Satellite Software

(Practicum) Angry Graphs: Augmenting GNN-based binary vulnerability detection with Symbolic Execution


Application of Machine Learning for Improving Security

(Master Thesis ) Securing Software Systems with Graph Clustering: Towards Automated Compartmentalization

(Master Thesis) Leveraging Large Language Models for Self-Healing Software

(Bachelor Thesis / Practicum) Exploring Large Language Models for Security Critical Code Identification


Improving the Security of Machine Learning

(Master Thesis / Bachelor Thesis) Attacking White-Box Watermarks through partial Fine-Tuning

(Master Thesis / Bachelor Thesis) Initialization of Federated Learning for Security

(Master Thesis / Bachelor Thesis) Transposed Training for Proof-of-Aggregation in Federated Learning

(Practicum) Implementation of known Watermarking techniques

(Practicum) Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel Dataset Poisoning Attack called "Label-Only-Attack”

(Practicum) Implementation of Defenses against Poisoning Attacks in Federated Learning

(Practicum) Analysis of FL Backdoor Defenses Against Dynamic Triggers


Mobile Security

(Master Thesis / Bachelor Thesis / Practicum) Unveiling the Invisible: Inferring Keystrokes on Android Using Camera-based Object Tracking


Security of IoT Devices

(Master Thesis / Bachelor Thesis) SyncSmart: Exploring Threshold Signatures for Distributed Time Synchronisation

(Master Thesis / Bachelor Thesis) Evolving Threats: Adaptive Adversaries in Intrusion Detection System

(Bachelor Thesis)  Lightweight Wireless Key Generation for the Internet of Things based on the Physical Layer

(Bachelor Thesis / Practicum)   Enabling Support for Crypto Accelerators in GlobalPlatform API

(Practicum) Implementation of a Trusted Application Aligned with GlobalPlatform API



If you are interested in the topics above, please contact us

Please note that some topics advertised as a master thesis may also be suitable for a bachelor thesis with some modifications. You may also propose topics of your own choosing.

Past Theses written by our Students

2023[ to top ]
  • Adversarial Training in Federated Learning using Constrained Optimization Methods. König, Jan; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2023, May).
2021[ to top ]
  • Security and Privacy Aspects of Digital Contact Tracing. Roos, Filipp; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2021, October).
  • Security Analysis of UniNow App. Zimmermann, Keven; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2021, June).
  • Intrusion Detection Using Machine Learning in Databases. Schindler, Sebastian; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2021, April).
  • Remote Attestation for IoT with Smart Verifier. Petzi, Lukas; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2021, January).
2020[ to top ]
  • Aggregatable Remote Attestation for IoT. Alistarov, Vasil; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2020, December).
  • Understanding UI attacks on Android. Jasper, Stang; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2020, December).
  • Testbed for Security Testing of Smart Contracts. Denk, Lukas; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2020, November).
  • Detection of Software Vulnerabilities in Smart Contracts using Deep Learning. Lutz, Oliver; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2020, October).
  • Evaluating the Privacy of Contact Discovery. Sendner, Christoph; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2020, July).
  • Strategies for the Security Assessment of IoT Devices by Certification Authorities. Finke, Moritz Anton; Thesis; University of Würzburg; University of Würzburg. (2020, May).
2019[ to top ]
  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Group Encryption Scheme. Ten, Peter; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2019, December).
2018[ to top ]
  • Design of a Shared Parking System with Special Attention to Security Aspects. Englert, Simon; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2018, August).
  • Hardening Bitcoin Against Off-Topic Data Inclusion Attacks. Seeg, Andreas; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2018, August).
  • DIMAQS - Dynamic Identification of Malicious Query Sequences. Jobst, Michael; Thesis; University of Würzburg. (2018, June).