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Research Project (Computer Science)



By means of a research project, the student learns to:

  • study and understand scientific literature reflecting the latest developments in a specific field of research,

  • make an independent analysis of scientific problems,

  • interrelate and integrate various areas of the specific field of research,

  • write a scientific report/article about the results of his/her analysis of a particular field of research or topic of interest in that field, and

  • propose own modifications of existing methods or algorithms or own research ideas based on his/her analysis.


A research project deals with research and innovation. The research conducted in a research project is part of the research focus of the institute. It can involve e.g., writing a survey article covering the latest developments in a field, extending or improving an algorithm and conducting systematic empirical tests, or theoretical work such as analyzing an algorithm or proving a theorem. The student needs to write a scientific report and to give an oral presentation explaining the results of the research project.
The research project is executed under the supervision of a research staff member at LIACS. Research project topics are provided within the master class, as well as by directly speaking with individual supervisors.


  • Writing a scientific essay/project report

  • Oral presentation


The final mark is composed of the scientific essay/project report and the oral presentation, giving a majority of the weight to the scientific essay.


There is no explicit website for the research project. Potential topics can be found on the web site of the master class.