We are on the lookout for talented students who wish to shape the future of interactive computing and user experience with us. If you are curious, creative, and enjoy solving complex problems with cutting-edge computing technology, then you will fit right in. We’d be happy to have you with us, as you write your Master’s or Bachelor’s thesis in Human-Computer Interaction.

Why joining the lab?

Joining the HCI lab for your thesis is a great opportunity for students to: 

  • get early exposure to upcoming visionary technologies
  • conduct creative research to contribute to the future of computing
  • be part of an internationally leading research lab
  • prepare for your next career steps: our past student alumni have started academic research at leading international labs or have got attractive positions in leading IT companies in Germany and abroad
  • learn how to write academic publications
  • get exposure to international conferences, tech demonstrations, etc.
  • possibly even become the co-author of a top-tier publication



We are interested in students from all backgrounds, first and foremost from Computer Science, but we also accept students from Psychology, Materials Science, and the Fine Arts. Ideally, we are looking for people with:

  • prior knowledge in HCI (Lectures HCI and/or Interactive Systems)
  • technical knowledge in an area that is useful for HCI, such as computer vision, computer graphics, embedded systems, machine learning
  • or experience with empirical methods for user studies

Specifically, we are looking for people with basic skills in at least one of the following points:

Together with you, we will define the topic such that it best meets your background and interest. We have developed a structured process that guides you all throughout your thesis, with continuous and regular advice and support from our side.

Whom to contact

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle‘s team by sending an email to

In order for us to quickly understand your skills and provide you with the best possible advice, please attach your CV and transcript of records. Please also include a brief statement indicating your area(s) of interest and relevant previous experience. If you are looking for a thesis topic, please also indicate the type of thesis (Bachelor’s/Master’s) and the desired start date.

You can also contact directly any Ph.D. or post-doc researcher of the team who is working on a research topic you find interesting.

Occasionally, we also supervise external theses. In most cases, this is done in collaboration with partners (e.g., industry) with whom we already have close contacts. The supervision of other external topics is in principle also possible, but only if the topic is in our research focus areas (see here).

Theses can start at any time throughout the year.


Want to know more about doing your thesis in our lab? More information here.