How to apply
We continuously supervise BSc/MSc theses, BSc/MSc Independent Studies, and MSc Master's Projects.The list below contains available projects and a reference contact person for each. To apply for a listed project, please e-mail the contact person with (a) your motivation for the project, (b) your CV and transcript of records, and (c) time constraints.
If you have a specific topic idea that is not listed, try to find the closest match with either one of the available projects or the interests of one of our group's members. You can then reach out to the respective group member. When doing so, please include a description of your project idea (or a project proposal) in addition to (a) your motivation for the project, (b) your CV and transcript of records, and (c) time constraints.
List of Available Topics
|Beautiful Switzerland, unfriendly France? Country (mis)representations and stereotypes on TikTok||Web scraping, algorithmic bias, socio-technical system audit, content analysis||Aleksandra Urman|
|Search concentration problem in the context of traveling: does Google limit exposure to places “off the beaten path”?||Web scraping, algorithmic bias, content analysis, basic statistics||Aleksandra Urman|
Fairness-efficiency trade-off in ride-hailing services
|Agent-Based Modelling, Algorithmic Fairness||Nicolò Pagan|
|Closed-loop between Opinion Dynamics and Recommender Systems||Dynamical Systems, Opinion Dynamics, Recommender Systems|
|Re-Tweetted or Re-tweeeter: who benefits the most?||Data-scraping, Social Network Analysis, Strategic Network Formation||Nicolò Pagan|
|Signaling in Matching Markets: the effects of different interpretations of signals in the job market||Agent-Based Modeling and/or Mechanism Design, Algorithmic Fairness||Stefania Ionescu|
|Balancing fairness and revenue in ad auctions||Agent-Based Modeling, Mechanism Design, Algorithmic Fairness||Stefania Ionescu|
What are the limitations of fairness metrics and fairness mitigation techniques? When is it not enough to try to improve existing automated decision-making systems?
|Literature review, algorithmic fairness|
|Participatory design for fairness metrics - How can stakeholders be included in the discussion about how to measure fairness (i.e., about fairness metrics)?||Literature review, algorithmic fairness||Corinna Hertweck|
|Can social bots be used to promote engagement of marginalized users on coding Q&A platforms?||Field experiment, web scraping, statistics, human-bot interaction|
|Measuring the supply and demand of work and workers on Swiss freelancing websites||Webscraping, online platforms, crawling infrastructure, freelance markets||Anikó Hannák|
More projects will be posted soon!