Thesis projects at the IST

IST offers a variety of different thesis projects from the broad area of systems and control theory.
If you have questions concerning the open thesis projects below, please feel free to approach the corresponding assistants.

All thesis projects can be written both in German and in English.
For general information concerning thesis projects at the IST, please contact Philipp Wenzelburger.

Open thesis:

If you are interested in a particular research topic, please feel free to contact the corresponding research assistant. Most thesis projects and bachelor thesis can also be written in teams of two to three students.

Bachelor / Study / Diploma and Master Theses

Topic Research Area Advisor
Anytime Model Predictive Control MPC Fabian Pfitz
Iterative sampling strategies for data-based systems analysis Data-based control Anne Romer
Leveraging Online Data in MPC MPC,
Learning control
Christian Ebenbauer,
Sebastian Trimpe
Model predictive control of a single zone controlled radiator heating system Model predictive control, Optimization Heating systems Matthias Müller
Event-based sampling concepts in Networked Control Systems Networked Control Systems Steffen Linsenmayer
Extremum seeking control Extremum seeking,
Nonlinear systems
Simon Michalowsky,
Victoria Grushkovskaya
Regelung eines Fahrrads mit Hinterradlenkung Robuste Regelung Matthias Lorenzen
Optimal medication strategy development for Graves' disease Biomedical Engineering,
Systems Biology,
Optimal Control
Matthias Müller
Regulation of apoptotic signalling during cell cycle progression Systems biology Karsten Kuritz
Model calibration from normalized data Systems biology, Statistics Caterina Thomaseth
Community detection in complex biological networks using Ricci curvature Systems Biology Debdas Paul

Finished projects:


Topic Research Area Advisor
Application of Clustering and Dimension reduction
techniques for data analysis
Systems Biology Antje Jensch
Simulation framework for traffic analysis of event-based sampling concepts Networked Control Systems Steffen Linsenmayer
Modelling and analysis of membrane transporters in
the thyorid pituitary feedback loop
Modelling, Medical Technology Matthias Müller
Analysis and control of a  float glass plant Modelling Philipp Wenzelburger
Stochastic Model Predictive Control with Output Feedback MPC Matthias Lorenzen
A systems theoretic analysis of human motor control - application to a single-joint arm model Medical Technology Matthias Müller
Modellierung eines Fahrrades mit Hinterradlenkung in SimMechanics Modelling Rainer Blind
Accelerated Gradient Methods for Convex Optimization Optimization Simon Michalowsky
Robust economic model predictive control for periodic operation with application to supply chain networks MPC Florian Bayer
Novel moving horizon estimation approaches for discrete-time linear systems MHE Christian Feller
Berücksichtigung von Kollisionen bei der Objektverfolgung mittels Mean-Square-Verfahren State Estimation Rainer Blind
Robust model predictive control approaches based on Gaussian process models MPC  Matthias Müller
Distributed economic model predictive control under inexact minimization with application to power systems MPC  Matthias Müller
State estimation over correlated channels with packet dropouts Networked Control Systems Steffen Linsenmayer



Topic Research Area Advisor
Tube-Based Robust Nonlinear Explicit Model Predictive Control MPC Florian Bayer,
Florian Brunner
Approximation of convex cost functions with piecewise affine cost functions in Model Predictive Control MPC Florian Brunner
Analyzing Synchronization in Networks of Linear Systems with Delay Using the Lambert W Function Networks of Linear Systems Jan Maximilian Montenbruck
Lageschätzung mit einer inertialen Messeinheit am Fahrrad mit Hinterradlenkung Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
Mathematical modeling and analysis of apoptosis in cell populations Systems Biology Zoltan Tuza
Output feedback model predictive control and state estimation based onrelaxed barrier functions MPC, MHE Christian Feller
Implementation of a fast semi-explicit Model Predictive Controller on a two-wheeled mobile robot MPC Gregor Goebel
Consensus-based Distributed Kalman-Bucy Filter for Continuous-time Systems Multi-agent systems Jingbo Wu
Model-based extremum seeking with observer-based output feedback Optimization Simon Michalowsky
Economic Model Predictive Control of interconnected bioreactors Systems Biology Wolfgang Halter
Stochastische Simulation von Prozessen der Partikelbildung Systems Biology Wolfgang Halter
Model predictive pontrol without terminal constraints for switched nonlinear systems MPC Matthias Müller
Modelling the Autophagy Network Systems Biology Karsten Kuritz
Investigation of bifurcation structures in a single-phase power electronic inverter Dynamical Systems Victor Avrutin
Merging two models of CD95 signal transduction Systems Biology Wolfgang Halter



Topic Research Area Advisor
Fehlerquellen und deren Bewertung bei der digital vernetzen Regelung Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
On Compensating Packet Losses in Networked Control Systems Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
Regelung eines Fahrrads mit Hinterradlenkung Robust Control Matthias Lorenzen, Rainer Blind
An approach to nonlinear explicit model based predictive control MPC Florian Bayer,
Florian Brunner
Extremum Seeking of an Arduino Robot Optimization Hans-Bernd Dürr
Lie Bracket Approximation and Extremum Seeking on the Infinite Time Interval Optimization Hans-Bernd Dürr
Sensitivity analysis and identifiability methods for non linear ODE models in systems biology: an applications study for the MAPKinase signalling pathway Systems Biology Caterina Thomaseth
Determining the cell cyle-dependent levels of cCaspase8/-3 of NCI-H460 cells after stimulating with Db-scTRAIL using snapshot data of flow cytometry measurements Systems Biology Karsten Kuritz
Modelling of a rear-wheel steered bicycle Modelling Rainer Blind, Matthias Lorenzen
Cooperative Control of Nonholonomic Vehicles under Communication Constraints Cooperative Control Georg Seyboth
Modeling of DLC1 Dynamics in Mammalian Cells Systems Biology Patrick Weber
Extending subspace clustering based parametrizations for MPC via application of an interpolation technique MPC, machine learning Gregor Goebel
Cell age- and tumour size-structured population model for cancer spheroids Systems Biology Karsten Kuritz
The role of phosphatases for heregulin induced stimulation of AKT - a modeling study Systems Biology Karsten Kuritz
Estimation of Harmonic Signals by an Output Regulation Approach with Arbitrary Exponential Rate of Convergence Output Regulation Gerd Schmidt
Sampling-basierte Analyse von Feedback in Signaltransduktionsnetzwerken am Beispiel eines Modells des MAP-Kinase-Pathways Systems Biology Caterina Thomaseth
Modeling and simulation of a three-dimensional tumor spheroid Systems Biology Dirke Imig
Zustandsrekonstruktion heterogener Populationen via algebraischer Rekonstruktionsverfahren Linear Systems,
Ensemble observability
Shen Zeng
Reglerentwurf für Ballroboter mit Backstepping einer Navigationsfunktion Nonlinear Control  Jan Maximilian Montenbruck
Kooperative Regelung einer Gruppe von Quanser Labor-Helikoptern Cooperative Control Georg Seyboth
Datenübertragung in vernetzten Regelungssystemen Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind



Topic Research Area Advisor
Explizite Berücksichtigung von Verzögerungen und Paketverlusten im LQ-Reglerentwurf Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
Experimentelle Implementierung eines zeitkontinuierlichen Algorithmus für die modellprädiktive Regelung linearer Systeme MPC Christian Feller
Monotone Feedback Systems in Systems Biology Systems Biology Nicole Radde
Bifurkationsanalyse eines Modells zur mitotischen Kontrolle in Froscheiern Systems Biology Nicole Radde
Analysis of the Musculoskeletal System with switching Dynamics Nonlinear systems Karsten Kuritz
Network Synthesis through Eigenvector Assignment Control Theory, Coupled Dynamical Systems Jan Maximilian Montenbruck
Robust Self-Triggered Model Predictive Control for Discrete-Time Linear Systems based on Homothetic Tubes MPC Florian Brunner
Analysis of a vertically driven spherical pendulum Nonlinear systems Simon Michalowsky
Incremental Input-to-State Stability as a Framework for Robust Model Predictive Control MPC Florian Bayer
Robust Model Predictive Control: Disturbances and Applications MPC Matthias Lorenzen, Florian Bayer
Coordination of unicycles with application to LEGO Mindstorms NXT Multi-agent systems Jingbo Wu
Analysis of a vertically driven spherical pendulum Nonlinear systems Simon Michalowsky
Developing and testing new advanced sampling algorithms for inverse problems in Systems Biology Systems biology Nicole Radde, Andrei Kramer, Patrick Weber
Experimentelle Implementierung eines zeitkontinuierlichen Algorithmus für die modellprädiktive Regelung linearer Systeme MPC Christian Feller
Calculation of a controller for polynomial systems with constraints and persistent disturbances using sum of squares MPC Florian Brunner, Christoph Maier
Implementierung und Vergleich verschiedener Modellprädiktiver Regler an einem Helikoptermodell MPC Florian Brunner



Topic Research Area Advisor
Consensus of Linear Systems under Switching Topology Cooperative Control Jingbo Wu
Formation forming with egoistic agents under consideration of aerodynamic interferences Distributed Control Rainer Blind
Model predictive control based on logarithmic barrier functions MPC Christian Feller
Linear model predictive control based on continuous-time optimization algorithms MPC Christian Feller
A stabilizing linear model predictive control scheme with adaptive horizon MPC Christian Feller
Distributed model predictive control for networks with time-varying communication topology MPC Matthias Müller
Validierung dynamischer Boolscher Systeme mittels Model Checking Systems Biology Christian Breindl
Structure Estimation of Gene Regulation Networks - Algorithms and Complexity Systems Biology Christian Breindl
Vorwärts-Invarianz stochastischer Differentialgleichungsmodelle von Genregulationsnetzwerken Systems Biology Christian Breindl
Sensitivitätsanalyse von Boolschen Optimierungsproblemen mit Anwendungen zur Strukturschätzung von Genregulationsnetzwerken Systems Biology Christian Breindl
Bayesian mixed-effect modeling of contrast agent data for decision-support when diagnosing diffuse liver disease Systems Biology Patrick Weber
Entwicklung eines Regelungstechnik Spiels für Android Smartphones - Visualisierung auf Basis von OpenGL Systems Biology Patrick Weber
Multistabilitätsanalyse von Genregulationssystemen anhand von Konzepten der Mehrgrößenregelung Systems Biology Daniella Schittler



Topic Research Area Advisor
Robustifying a distributed MPC approach for cooperative control of dynamically decoupled systems MPC Matthias Müller
Stimulus Design employing NMPC and Parameter Estimation - A TNF Signal Transduction Model as a Case Study MPC, Systems Biology Marcus Reble
Trajectory-based model reduction: comparison and applicability Model Reduction Martin Löhning
Kooperative Regelung über ein Computernetzwerk mittels Quanser Real-Time Control Software Networked Control Georg Seyboth
Untersuchung von Retransmission Schemes für vernetzte Regelungen Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
l1-Optimal Collective Pitch Controller Design for a 5MW Wind Turbine Robust Regelung, Windenergie Simone Schuler
Development of a Suitable Framework for Modeling Dynamic Changes in an Interaction Network Systems Biology Daniella Schittler
Stochastische Differentialgleichungsmodelle für Genregulation Systems Biology Daniella Schittler
Deterministic gene switches vs. populations of stochastic gene switches Systems Biology Daniella Schittler
Modeling SMS driven conversion of ceramide to sphingomyelin reveals the existence of a positive feedback mechanism Systems Biology Patrick Weber



Topic Research Area Advisor
Stabilization of a rear-steered rider-controlled bicycle Applications Rainer Blind
Model Predictive Control for Time-Delay Systems MPC, Time-Delay Systems Marcus Reble
Model predictive control of switched nonlinear systems - a CSTR case study MPC Matthias Müller
Controller Order Reduction for a 5MW Wind Turbine Considering l1 Performance Objectives Modellreduktion, Windenergie Simone Schuler
Modellidentifikation für den Zusammenhang zwischen Leistung und Herzfrequenz Modellidentifikation Rainer Blind
Development of a Simulation Environment for Networked Control Systems Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
Sekretionskontrolle am trans-Golgi-Netzwerk Erstellung und Analyse eines Differentialgleichungsmodells Systems Biology Patrick Weber
Analyses of inverse problems with the example of a PI4KIIIß protein overexpression model Systems Biology Patrick Weber



Topic Research Area Advisor
Decentralized Control via Output Feedback - Designing Structured Controllers Dezentrale Regelung Simone Schuler
Dezentrale Regelung für höherdimensionale Subsysteme mittels Reduktion der Reglerstruktur Dezentrale Regelung Simone Schuler
Model Predictive Control for Periodic Systems MPC Marcus Reble
Unconstrained Model Predictive Control for Time-Delay Systems MPC, Time-Delay Systems Marcus Reble
Parameter estimation using Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling Model Reduction Martin Löhning
Simulation of netwoked event-based control Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
Modellierung des SAC Checkpoints Systems Biology Patrick Weber



Topic Research Area Advisor
Versuchsaufbau eines Praktikumsversuchs für das Praktikum RT I Implementation Marcus Reble
Entwurf eines Hinf-Reglers für eine 5MW Windenergieanlage Robuste Regelung, Windenergie Simone Schuler
Wahrscheinlichkeitsbasierte robuste Regelung Robuste Regelung Simone Schuler
linf-Gain Controller Order Reduction for Discrete-Time Systems Modellreduktion Simone Schuler
On optimal control over networks with lossy links Networked Control Systems Rainer Blind
Analysis and Model Reduction of a Cell Population Model Model Reduction Martin Löhning