MSc and BSc Theses



We are delighted to work with students that are keen to undertake an ambitious BSc thesis or MSc thesis project with us. We have multiple topics connected to each of our research areas. Please see the short descriptions for each area, as well as any publication or talk, to have a clear idea on our work.

We value thesis work, this is why several of our past students' work contributed to publication of results; papers, posters, and demos. For example, starting with the earliest ones, some MSc thesis works were instrumental in getting such results:

  • Mohammad and an ACM HotWiSec paper on credential management for vehicular networks.
  • Tuhin and a International Symposium on GNSS paper on detecting GNSS attacks.
  • Thomas and an FGCS journal paper on a secure IoT architecture.
  • Andreas and an IEEE VNC paper on efficient secure and privacy preserving vehicular communication.
  • Nicky and and an ACM WiSec poster on securing participatory sensing.
  • Sam and an ACM WiSec demo on radio tomography (received the best demo award!).
  • Hamid and an ACM WiSec paper on scaling vehicular public key infrastructure and two demos.
  • Malte and an ACM WiSec demo and an ION ITM paper.

You can see here a long list of alumni, having successfully completed MSc and BSc theses with NSS. You can search for their theses in DiVA. Even if there is no follow-up publication, there are excellent pieces of work and enriching collaborations.


Which topics are available?

As mentioned, any topic related to our research agenda can be a great match. Please identify the areas, topics, papers, or even recent theses supervised and examined by us, that are closer to your technical interests and skills and let us know about it. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, those listed below. If you are a KTH student and want to find details for many of those, please log in in the KTH exjobbportal.

  • Security and Privacy for Participatory Sensing
  • Attacking Participatory Sensing Systems
  • Integrating Participatory Sensing Architecture for Securing Applications
  • Dynamic and Privacy Enhancing Data Submission System for Participatory Sensing
  • Hardened Registration for Participatory Sensing Systems
  • Security and Privacy for Location-based Services
  • Secure and Privacy-enhancing Decentralized Location-based Services
  • Secure Network Synchronization
  • Secure Positioning
  • Ultraportable FPGA based advanced GPS spoofer
  • Mobile phone implementation of a GNSS spoofing detector
  • Performance enhancement for Resource Public Key Infrastructure
  • Security and Privacy for Vehicular Platooning
  • Misbehavior Mitigation in Vehicular Platoons
  • The effects of Vehicular Maneuvers in Misbehavior Detection Schemes
  • Enhancing Location Privacy in Vehicular Networks
  • On Secure and Privacy-enhancing Integration of Smart Contracts and Access Provision for Vehicular-sharing Systems
  • Decentralized Efficient and Robust Public Key Infrastructure
  • Scalable and Resilient Public Key Infrastructure for Modern Internet
  • Secure and Privacy-enhancing Smart Contracts for Vehicular-sharing Systems
  • Secure and Privacy-enhancing Vehicular Sharing and Access Systems Considering Untrusted Service Providers
  • Security and Privacy for Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure
  • Security and Privacy Issues in Information-Centric Networking
  • Security and Privacy Issues of Low-power Internet of Things
  • ...


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What skills are needed?

It depends on the topic and the methodology as well as the student's background and preparation. Please let us know what are your strongest skills, either in terms of systems or theory for security and/or privacy. Moreover, please let us know about other (not security or privacy) skills that can be important for the thesis work.


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How can you express your interest?

If you are student at KTH, or you are in a joint program or an exchange student and in any case you are eligible to undertake a KTH thesis, please get in touch. Please keep in mind that significant effort, contribution and novelty are expected for an MSc thesis. Similarly, precise and solid technical engineering and scientific work are expected for a BSc thesis.


If you are motivated, please email us your resume/CV, your transcripts, and one note (max. 1 page) explaining your interest and preparation for the project. Please highlight your relevant skills and expertise and which area(s) of our work is (are) a better match. If you are getting in touch for an MSc thesis to be hosted by an industrial partner, please include full contact information of the candidate industry supervisor(s) and a detailed description of the topic and context.


Please email ( with all information with subject "[BSc/MSc thesis application] First and Last Name (program acronym/course code)".


Applications will be reviewed continuously.


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  • Projects are available all year round.


    You are strongly encouraged to get in touch well before the completion of your coursework.


    There can be more than one student working on each announced topic (unless noted otherwise). But each student shall work on her/his own problem and shall be individually assessed.