Topics and Contact Persons

  • Contact person(s) for all mentioned topics: Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka , DM Lab

  • Robert Porzel: Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Representation and Embodied Interaction

  • Karsten Sohr: Smart Home Security, Usable Security, Software Security

  • Robin Nolte: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Hybrid and Meta Reasoning, Description Logics

  • Vino Avanesi: Political economy of media, Society & technology studies, Governmentality studies, Communicative AI, Malicious design in conversational user interfaces

  • Leon Dratzidis: Virtual Reality, Haptische Interfaces, Tangible User Interfaces, Social VR

  • Bastian Dänekas: Computer Science in Sports, Feedback Modalities for Heart Rate Zone Training in different Sport Scenarios

  • Nima Zargham: Voice User Interfaces, Speech interaction in Games, Intelligent Personal Assistants

  • Thomas Mildner: Dark Patterns, Digital Well-Being & Ethical Design

  • Mehrdad Bahrini: Usable Security & Privacy

  • Laura Spillner: Natural Language Processing, Explainable AI, Interaction with AI/Robots (HCI focused, does not require AI knowledge)

  • Nina Wenig: Chatbots, Creative AI, Intelligent User Interfaces  

  • Katharina Hasenlust: Investigation of various aspects around mobile health applications, e.g. accessibility, adherence, trust.

  • Kamyar Javanmardi: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Formal Semantics and Machine Learning Models in Language Processing, Knowledge Representation and Commonsense Reasoning

  • Rachel Ringe: Human-robot interaction, trust in robots, human-AI interaction, trust in AI, robots in VR (all with a focus on HCI, no AI or robotics knowledge required)

  • Johanna Rockstroh: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Chatbots' Usage of Media, Text to Knowledge Graph Parsing, Neuro-Symbolic Methods, Frame Parsing, Enhancing & Searching Knowledge Graphs, Speech Act Classification

  • Carolin Stellmacher: Designing haptic feedback for mixed reality, Haptic perception in mixed reality, Exploring scalable solutions for haptic technology

  • Evropi Stefanidi: Technologies for (family) well-being, technologies for neurotypical and neurodiverse individuals with a focus on children

  • Nadine Wagener: Digital mental health and well-being, modalities in VR/AR e.g. haptic feedback, auditory feedback

  • Iddu Wald: NeuroHCI, Neuroscience, Sensory substitution, Muti-modal interactions, Haptics, Shape-changing interfaces, Social robotics, Human-robot Interaction

Additional information, as well as further topics and more specific proposals that go beyond these topics, can be found on the employee pages.

Some tips for theses

General information on theses can be found in the form of a Q&A from the Student Center for Computer Science(SiM).

For further helpful information see the Wiki of the Human-Computer-Interaction Lab.


Completed theses can be viewed in person upon request.

Please contact the Digital Media Lab secretary's office for this purpose. 

Please note

Please register your final colloquia at the examination office!

Note for all graduating Bachelor, Master and Diploma students:

If you have handed in your thesis and your colloquium is coming up, please remember that you have to register your colloquium at the examination office (there is a registration form)! On this form you have to get the signatures of both referees.

The colloquium registration form must be posted on the 7th level in front of the Examinations Office eight days before the colloquium date, so please remember to do this early!

Please contact Mrs. Erradi or Mrs. Schabbehard: MZH 7050, Tel.-63516/-63517.

Ongoing and completed theses

Information on and summaries of ongoing and completed bachelor's, master's and diploma theses can be found on the German version of this site. The summaries are also partially available in English.