Our groups current research activities are focused on the following three directions:
- Real-Time Systems, including formal timing analyses, scheduling algorithm design, real-time operating systems, etc.
- Embedded Systems, including system software development, design and optimization for emerging architectures, etc.
- Please contact Christian Hakert
- Resource-constrained Data Analyses, including error tolerant neural networks, architecture-aware data analyses, etc.
If you are interested in writing your thesis in any of the above mentioned research directions please refer to the corresponding people directly for further topic discussions or see the list of available thesis topics below.
Please see the list of completed theses to get an impression of topics provided by our group.
In case you cannot find a suitable one but you are still interested in ES/CPS designs, please refer to the aforementioned LS12 staff.
Currently available thesis topics:
- Foundation Classes Development for Driver Assistance Systems (MA) New! External with Bosch, available until Oct 2021!
- Middleware Development for Driver Assistance Systems (MA) New! External with Bosch, available until Oct 2021!
- Verification for the Concept Drift of Hyper-Parameter when Dataset Shift (BA/MA) New!
- Implementation and Evaluation of Stationary GANG Scheduling (BA/MA)
- Bit Error Tolerance Optimization of Object Detection Neural Networks (BA/MA) New!
- Architecture Search for Error Tolerant Binarized Neural Networks (BA/MA) New!
- Pruning Binarized Neural Networks for Embedded Systems (BA/MA) New!
- Dirichlet-Rescale Algorithm in Numerical Simulation on Real-Time Systems (MA) New!
- Hardware Acceleration for Real-time Quantum Spin Noise Spectroscopy (BA/MA)
- Energy analysis of machine learning algorithms on ultra-low power embedded devices (BA/MA)
- Hypervisor-based Memory Access Analysis and Non-Volatile Memory Simulation (BA/MA)
- Non-Volatile Unikernels: Library Support for Non-Volatile Memory in Library OSes (MA)
- Exploration of K-means Clustering Algorithms on Low-dimensional Datasets (MA)
Ongoing thesis topics:
- Precise Access Latency Measurement for Integrated FRAM Devices (BA/MA)
- A Realistic Energy Evalution Setup for Scheudling in Multicore Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Systems (BA/MA)
- Offloading Protocols for Multi-Mode Mixed-Criticality Systems (BA)
- Non-Volatile Memory Aware Task Scheduling on Low Power Hardware (BA)
- Verifying Resource Sharing Protocols in Real-Time Operating Systems (MA)
- Efficient Inference of Random Forests on Modern Memory Architectures (BA/MA)
- Supporting Multi-processor Resource Synchronization on Erika RTOS (BA/MA)
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.