General information

We offer interesting Bachelor‘s and Master‘s thesis projects in the fields of human-AI interaction, data science, learning analytics, and explainable recommendation (see our research topics for more details) for students of ISE CE, Applied Computer Science, and Komedia. Below, we list the open, ongoing, and completed theses supervised by our group.

Please feel free to contact us for further details. You can also suggest your own research idea within the context of our research fields. For more information about our work, check out our research projects and publications.

We will then help you fine-tune the scope and successfully conduct the project. If you tell us your interests and skills, we can find or define a thesis project together with you that matches your strengths best.

How to apply for a thesis

If you want to write your bachelor's/master's thesis in our group, just contact us with a 2-page academic CV and a copy of your grade transcript from the university so far. The CV should include a shortlist of your academic/professional activities (finished projects, internships, publications, etc.) as well as your interests and skills. In particular, point out anything you may have done related to our research fields and why do you want to write a thesis in our group.

Due to the large volume of applications, applications with incomplete materials will be ignored. Make sure to contact us via your official UDE email address.

Thesis Guidelines

Please read our thesis guide for further information on how to conduct a thesis project at our group.

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Open Theses

Type

Topic

Contact

Bachelor's Thesis (Komedia) A Qualitative Investigation of the Effect of Exploration on the Perception of Transparency in PaperExplorer M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder
Master's Thesis Counterfactual Explanation in a Scientific Literature Recommender System M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder

Master's or Bachelor's Thesis (Komedia)

[This thesis can be written in English or German]

Understanding the Impact of Explanation Scope on the Perception of an Explainable Scientific Literature Recommender System M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder

Master's or Bachelor's Thesis (Komedia)

[This thesis can be written in English or German]

Effects of Personal Characteristics and Level of Detail on the Perception of Explanations in a Scientific Literature Recommender System M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder

Master's or Bachelor's Thesis (Komedia)

[This thesis can be written in English or German]

Effects of Transparent User Models on the Perception of an Explainable Scientific Literature Recommender System M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder
Master's Thesis Modeling Learner Knowledge State Using Graph Neural Networks M.Sc. Rawaa Alatrash
Master's Thesis Development of Different Explanation Intelligibility Types in an Educational Recommender System M.Sc. Qurat Ul Ain
Master's Thesis Explaining Recommendations of Learning Resources in CourseMapper using Retrieval-Augmented Generation M.Sc. Qurat Ul Ain
Bachelor's Thesis Human-Centered Design of the MOOCentral Application M.Sc. Rawaa Alatrash


Additional topics in the areas of data science, learning analytics, visual analytics, explainable recommendation, human-AI interaction, and machine learning with graphs are available on request.

Reserved Theses

Type

Topic

Contact

Bachelor's Thesis Supporting the Reuse of Learning Analytics Indicators in OpenLAP M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder
Bachelor's Thesis Leveraging Learning Locker to Optimize Data Querying in OpenLAP M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder
Master's Thesis Sequence Recommendation of Knowledge Concepts using Graph Neural Networks M.Sc. Rawaa Alatrash
Master's Thesis Recommendation of MOOCs using Graph Neural Networks M.Sc. Rawaa Alatrash
Master's Thesis Interactive Recommendation of Learning Materials in CourseMapper M.Sc. Qurat Ul Ain
Master's Thesis Visual vs. Textual Explanations in an Educational Recommender System M.Sc. Qurat Ul Ain
Master's Thesis Semantic Search of Learning Analytics Indicators in OpenLAP M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder
Master's Thesis Development of Interactive Learning Analytics Indicators in OpenLAP M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder
Master's Thesis Exploratory Visual Analytics of Scientific Literature in PaperExplorer M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder

Ongoing Theses

Type

Topic

Supervisor

Author

Submission
Bachelor's Thesis Interactive Visualization for Exploring Cross-Platform MOOC Data M.Sc. Rawaa Alatrash Ebube Ebite Jude 07/2024
Bachelor's Thesis Optimizing Data Management in Conference Insights M.Sc. Shoeb Joarder Mohamed Badawi 07/2024
Master's Thesis Inferring Prerequisite Knowledge Concepts using an Educational Knowledge Graph M.Sc. Rawaa Alatrash Nave Wibowo 08/2024

Completed Theses

Type

Topic

Author

Submission
Master's Thesis Constructing an Educational Knowledge Graph in CourseMapper with Human-in-the-Loop Jean Qussa 05/2024
Bachelor's Thesis Visually Comparing Researchers in Conference Insights Ahmed Elbanna 05/2024
Master's Thesis A Usability Evaluation of the OpenLAP Indicator Editor Louis Born 04/2024

Bachelor's Thesis

Enhancing the Modularity and Scalability of the Analysis and Visualization Modules in OpenLAP Rahim Seyidov 04/2024
Bachelor's Thesis Knowledge Concept Extraction based on Cross-Platform MOOC Data Abdelrahman Shahin 03/2024
Bachelor's Thesis Design and Implementation of the ProjectFinder Application in ELAS Amr Abdou 03/2024
Bachelor's Thesis Aggregation and Management of Data from Different MOOC Platforms in a Graph Database Badie Mohammed 01/2024
Bachelor's Thesis Development of xAPI-based Learning Analytics Indicators and Dashboards for Students in CourseMapper Kingson Nwoke 11/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Content-based Exploration of Scientific Literature in PaperExplorer Mohamed Abdelmagied 10/2023
Master's Thesis Student Modeling and Recommendation of Courses in StudyCompass Fan Ouyang 08/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Development of an xAPI-based Notification Module in CourseMapper Ebrahim Karjatwala 08/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Graph-based Interactive Data Exploration of Conference Data Islam Abdelghaffar 08/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Development of a web-based CSV-xAPI converter in OpenLAP Qintha Rahma Vierdestya 07/2023
Master's Thesis Investigating the Relationship between User Engagement and Personal Characteristics: A Data-driven Approach Muhammad Dawar 06/2023
Master's Thesis Recommendation of MOOCs based on Students' Interests Amin Shahin 06/2023
Master's Thesis PaperExplorer: A Visual Analytics Tool for the Personalized Exploration of Research Papers Farnoosh Shahabbaspour 05/2023
Master's Thesis Development and Evaluation of Different Learning Analytics Indicator Types in OpenLAP Ao Sun 05/2023
Master's Thesis Development of a Course Knowledge Graph Management System in CourseMapper Amr Shakhshir 05/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Improving the Collaborative Learning Resource Annotation Module in CourseMapper Ahmed Mohamed 05/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Managing and Visualizing Researchers' Interest Models in a Scientific Recommender System Osama Elsafty 05/2023
Master's Thesis Recommendation of Learning Resources Using Knowledge Graphs Paul Arthur Meteng Kamdem 03/2023
Master's Thesis Knowledge Graphs for Knowledge Concept Recommendation in CourseMapper Yipeng Fang 03/2023
Master's Thesis Analyzing Learning Channels in CourseMapper Using NLP to Support Teacher's Awareness and Monitoring Kunal Kunal 03/2023
Bachelor's Thesis Building and Visualizing a Knowledge Graph Based on Conference Data Fathy Ahmed 03/2023
Master's Thesis A Toolkit for xAPI-based Data Collection in OpenLAP Ahmad Rifaee 02/2023
Master's Thesis Development and Evaluation of a Notification System to Support Awareness in CourseMapper Baohui Deng 11/2022
Bachelor's Thesis Interactive Visualizations of Researchers' Interests based on Publication and Conference Data Abdelrahman Kosba 11/2022
Master's Thesis Human-Centered Design of Indicator Specification Cards in OpenLAP Seyedemarzie Mirhashemi 10/2022
Master's Thesis Validation of a Conceptual Framework for Self-Actualization Goals of Transparent User Models Clara Siepmann 10/2022
Master's Thesis Recommendation of Study Programs and Courses Based on Student's Interests Jing Song 09/2022
Master's Thesis Effective Interest-Based Recommendation Using Embeddings Lamees Kadhim 09/2022
Master's Thesis Why? and How? Visual Explanations in a Scientific Literature Recommender System Hoda Ghanbarzadeh 07/2022
Master's Thesis Implementation and Evaluation of Explanations with Varying Level of Details in a Recommender System Tannaz Vahidi 07/2022
Master's Thesis What-if? Visual Explanations in a Scientific Literature Recommender System Jaleh Ghorbani Bavani 06/2022
Bachelor's Thesis Interactive Visualizations to Compare Educational Data Science Conferences Abdallah Ali 05/2022
Bachelor's Thesis A Toolkit for the Aggregation and Topic Extraction of University Course Data Aryan Saraswat 04/2022
Master's Thesis Constructing Educational Knowledge Graphs for Learning Materials in CourseMapper Komlan Gluck Charles Bakar 04/2022
Master's Thesis Achieving Self-Actualization through Opening, Scrutinizing and Explaining User Models Alptug Tayyar 04/2022
Master's Thesis Supporting Interaction and Collaboration around Learning Materials in CourseMapper Benjamine Stella Wobiwo Teda 01/2022
Master's Thesis Collaborative Video-Based Learning in CourseMapper Ilia Nassif 01/2022
Master's Thesis Implementation and Evaluation of Different Intelligibility Types in a Visually Explainable Recommender System Yasaman Roshanavandi 11/2021
Bachelor's Thesis An Interactive Visualization Tool for the Comparison of Conference Topics Basem Abughallya 08/2021
Master's Thesis Learning Analytics Indicators to Support Personalization in CourseMapper Ravali Bathula 06/2021
Master's Thesis Visualizing Evolution of Collaboration among Organizations Elham Valipour 06/2021
Master's Thesis The effects of personal characteristics and level of detail on the perception of explanations in a recommender system Laura Vorgerd 05/2021
Bachelor's Thesis Collaborative Mindmap-based Organization of Learning Resources in CourseMapper Lei Cheng 05/2021
Master's Thesis Transparent Learning Analytics Indicators in OpenLAP Shoeb Ahmed Joarder 04/2021
Bachelor's Thesis A User Study to Evaluate Interactive Linking of Text and Visualizations Fadi Ajamian 02/2021
Master's Thesis Conference Insights: Visual Exploration of Topics and Trends in Conference Data Swarna Sri Teja Rampalli 12/2020
Master's Thesis Learning Analytics to support the self-regulated course planning of students: A case study with the PERLA framework Florian Richtscheid 09/2020
Master's Thesis Learning Analytics to Support Novice Programmers' Self-Regulated Learning  Volkan Yuecepur 09/2020
Master's Thesis A Semantic Interest Modeling Toolkit Fangzheng Ji 08/2020
Master's Thesis Explainable and Scrutable Interest Modeling in Social Media using Visualizations Yiqi Sun 08/2020
Master's Thesis Opening Black-Box Interest Models for Transparent Recommendation Shadi Zumor 08/2020
Master's Thesis Supporting Interactive Indicators in OpenLAP Abdul-Rahman Khan 06/2020
Master's Thesis A Generic Infrastructure to Support Different Database Technologies in OpenLAP Muhammad Faizan Riaz 11/2019
Master's Thesis A Usability Improvement of the Indicator Editor in OpenLAP Bilawal Wajid Ali 11/2019
Master's Thesis SALMON: Sharing and Annotating Learning Materials Online Farbod Aprin 04/2019
Master's Thesis Automatically detecting Arabic broken plurals Yaffa Ibreighith 01/2019
Master's Thesis Integration of an xAPI-based Learning Record Store in the Open Learning Analytics Platform Sammar Javed 01/2019
Master's Thesis An Automated Testing Tool for User Interfaces of Web Applications Ruiqi Zhao 11/2018
Bachelor's Thesis Development of a Standalone Smartwatch Application for Health Promotion: A User-Centered Approach Yao Chen 10/2018
Master's Thesis Development of an xAPI Dashboard for Moodle Qi An 09/2018
Master's Thesis Analysis of the Evolution of Collaboration and Publication Activities in a Group of Young Researchers Mina Ghobadi 09/2018
Bachelor's Thesis Extending a H5P Video Tagging Tool with a Tag Cloud Leander Heinrich 08/2018
Bachelor's Thesis Guided Learning in the Computational Thinking Learning Environment ctGameStudio Jessica Feldkamp 08/2018
Bachelor's Thesis Evaluating the Transitions between Reactive Rule-based and Block-based Programming from a Computational Thinking Perspective Anna Taphorn 07/2018
Master's Thesis A Framework for Analysing Collaboration Patterns of Online Learning Groups using Sequence Analysis Dorian Doberstein 06/2018
Bachelor's Thesis Fostering Computational Thinking Skills with a Simulation Environment for  Roulette Strategies Thomas Jagla 06/2018