Master, Bachelor and Semester Theses

We offer Semester, Bachelor, Master and MAS Theses to ETH Students from the following Departments, D-MTEC, D-PHYS, D-MAVT, D-MATH and D-MTEC.

To qualify for a Master theses D-MTEC students are require to have taken the following courses:

  1. Systems Dynamics and Complexity
  2. Agent-Based Modelling of Social Systems
  3. Complex Networks

All students are required to sign the declaration of originality.


List of Theses

2021

  • Tai Hong (Master Thesis): “Critical Nodes in a Distribution Network”
    Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Luca Verginer and Ambra Amico
    Date of completion: 08/2021

  • Pedro Perez (Semester Thesis): “Robustness and diffusion on temporal networks”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisors: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 07/2021

  • Jan Thurnheer (Bachelor Thesis): “Modelling distributed Production and Flow of Investments”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Luca Verginer
    Date of Completion: 05/2021

  • Yansong Yun (Semester Thesis): “Modelling Characteristic Distribution Times in Supply Chains”
    Department of Physics ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Luca Verginer, Ambra Amico
    Date of completion: 04/2021

  • Julien Montant (Master Thesis): “Network latent spaces and propagation processes: Investigating the coupling between hyperbolic geometries and a heterogeneous SIR model on complex networks”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisors: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Prof. Marian Bognua (Barcelona), Dr. Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 04/2021

  • Trevor Winstral (Bachelor Thesis): “Distributed production models for generating business cycles”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisors: Prof. Josef Teichmann, Dr. Giacomo Vaccario, Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 03/2021

  • Josepha Aran Paredes (Semester Thesis): “Using Relational Event Models to Test the Link Between Hierarchies and Productivity in OSS Projects”
    Seminar of Statistics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisors: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Markus Kalisch, Christoph Gote, Laurence Brandenberger
    Date of completion: 02/2021

2020

  • Tai Hong (Internship): “Reconstructing distribution networks from transaction data”
    Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Luca Verginer, Ambra Amico Date of completion: 10/2020

  • Georges Andres (Master Thesis): “The generalized hypergeometric ensembles of random graphs: Maximum entropy approaches and a study of non-additive entropy”
    Department of Physics ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 08/2020

  • Marcello Negri (Semester Thesis): “Information loss for static time window aggregation in temporal networks”
    Department of Physics ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Giona Casiraghi, Dr. Giacomo Vaccario
    Date of completion: 08/2020

  • Hongjin Wu (Internship): “Multilayer network reconstruction”
    Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Christoph Gote, Christian Zingg
    Date of completion: 07/2020

  • Jordi Campos (Semester Thesis): “Computation in active matter using self-assembling networks”
    Department of Physics ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Giacomo Vaccario
    Date of completion: 04/2020

  • David Bach (Master Thesis): “Towards an Instantaneous measure for the Robustness of Temporal Networks”
    Department of Physics ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    date of completion: 02/2020

2019

  • Georges Andres (Semester Thesis): “Quantifying endogenous network statistics in network ensembles”
    Department of Physics ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 03/2019

  • Fabien Crouton (Semester Thesis): “Endogenous predictors in gHypEG network regressions”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 02/2019

2018

  • Anas Bachiri (Semester Thesis): “Classification of Scientist Mobility Pathways”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Giacomo Vaccario
    Date of completion: 12/2018

  • Zhichao Han (Master Thesis): “Multi-Order Flow Compression in Time Series Data on Complex Networks”
    Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Andreas Krause, Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Ingo Scholtes
    Date of completion: 09/2018

  • Simon Lehnerer (Master Thesis): “Multi-Order Generalisation of Node Ranking Algorithms for Multiplex Network Data”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Ingo Scholtes
    Date of completion: 09/2018

  • Long Him Cheung (Semester Thesis): “Emotions and Activity Spreading on Product Reviews”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Ramona Roller
    Date of completion: 08/2018

  • Leonie Bauer (Master Thesis): “Emotion Spreading in Instagram in Response to Disasters “
    Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Ramona Roller
    Date of completion: 08/2018

  • Michael Röthlisberger (Semester Thesis): “Multi-Level Community Detection using Infomap and Pathpy”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Ingo Scholtes
    Date of completion: 08/2018

  • Vladislav Bunkin (Master Thesis): “Entity Resolution in Graphs Based on Combinatorial Similarity”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giona Casiraghi, Dr. Vahan Nanumyan
    Date of completion: 08/2018

  • Vladislav Bunkin (Semester Thesis): “Entity Resolution in Graphs Based on Combinatorial Similarity”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giona Casiraghi, Dr. Vahan Nanumyan
    Date of completion: 08/2018

  • Amirhossein Kazemi (Semester Thesis): “Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models in R&D Networks”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giacomo Vaccario, Luca Verginer
    Date of completion: 05/2018

  • Simon Lehnerer (Semester Thesis): “When to model complex networks as multiplex networks based on their optimal multi-order representation”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Ingo Scholtes
    Date of completion: 04/2018

2017

  • Christian Zingg (Master Thesis): “Authors' Influence on Citation Rate Dynamics”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Vahan Nanumyan
    Date of completion: 08/2017

  • Gurjot S. Sidhu (Master Thesis): “Increasing the Robustness of Complex Networks”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 08/2017

  • Tobias Sägesser (Semester Thesis): “Modelling Systemic Risk in Online Communities” Department of Physics, ETHZ Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. David Garcia
    Date of completion: 08/2017

  • Elias Baumann (Master Thesis): “The Nonlinear Dynamics of Resilience : A data-driven approach”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 07/2017

  • Vladislav Bunkin (Semester Thesis): “Mean First Passage versus Diffusion Times in Temporal Networks”
    Department of Mathematics, ETHZ Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Ingo Scholtes
    Date of completion: 07/2017

  • Gurjot S. Sidhu (Semester Thesis): “Agent-based model for the life cycle of collaboration networks”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 07/2017

  • Joel Luca Glässer (Bachelor Thesis): “Glässer: Systemic Risk in International Food Trade”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Rebekka Burkholz
    Date of Completion: 06/2017

  • Joel Winiger (Semester Thesis): “Spatial Self-organization in Hierarchical Agent Communities”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 02/2017

  • Patrik Friedlos (Master Thesis): “Modeling Filtering Mechanisms in Polarization Dynamics “
    Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. David Garcia Becerra
    Date of completion: 01/2017

2016

  • Maxim Samarin (Master Thesis): “Modelling Co-locations in Human Mobility “
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Vahan Nanumyan
    Date of completion: 10/2016

  • Christian Zingg (Semester Thesis): “Time-Dependent Distributions for Extended Preferential-Attachment Models”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Vahan Nanumyan
    Date of completion: 06/201

  • Tamas Krivachy (Semester Thesis): “Analysis and simulation of an agent-based opinion polarization model”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 03/2016

  • Lukas Hofmann (Semester Thesis): “Nestedness in Networks - Nodes Contribution to Robustness”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Antonios Garas, Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 03/2016

  • Corneel van der Pol (Master Thesis): “Systemic Risk in the U.S. Network of Over-The-Counter Derivatives “
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Vahan Nanumyan
    Date of completion: 03/2016

  • Mehdi Bida (Master Thesis): “Is a shear stress driven cells migration sufficient to induce a tree-like vascular structure? An agent based model”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Vahan Nanumyan, Giona Casiraghi
    Date of completion: 01/2016

2015

  • Manran Zhu (Master Thesis): “Methods for optimisation of double layer transportation network”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Antonios Garas
    Date of completion: 09/2015

  • Sebastian Stommel (Master Thesis): “Dynamics of Online Attention and Word-of-Mouth”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. David Garcia
    Date of completion: 08/2015

  • Corneel van der Pol (Semester Thesis): “The extent of preferential attachment in the network of scientific citations and collaborations”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 08/2015

  • Marius Grimm (Bachelor Thesis): “Modelling Systemic Risk in World Trade Networks”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Rebekka Burkholz
    date of completion: 06/2015

  • Giona Casiraghi (Master Thesis): “Modeling Resilience of Social Networks with non-linear Reputation Dynamics”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 04/2015

  • Mehdi Bida (Semester Thesis): “An exploratory study on the effect of the couplings order in a Kuramoto-inspired synchronization model”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 03/2015

  • Sebastian Stommel (Semester Thesis): “Indicators of future orientation”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. David Garcia
    Date of completion: 01/2015

2014

  • Giona Casiraghi (Semester Thesis): “About Coreness, Nestedness and Systemic Risk”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 06/201

  • Vahan Nanumyan (Master Thesis): “Master Equations for Heterogeneous Evolution of Interdependent Networks”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 05/2014

  • Florian Künzler (Bachelor Thesis): “Collective emotional memory and positive thinking in written expression”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. David Garcia
    date of completion: 05/201

  • Linda Lötscher (Master Thesis): “Analysis of Community Structures in Complex Networks of Knowledge Transfer”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Martin Mächler
    Date of completion: 04/2014

  • Georgi Smilyanov (Master Thesis): “Elementary model of social interactions in house mice “
    Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 04/2014

2013

  • Daniele Casati (Semester Thesis): “Analysis of Twitter Dataset”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. David Garcia
    Date of completion: 12/2013

  • Vahan Nanumyan (Semester Thesis): “Correlations in OTC Derivatives”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 11/2013

  • Kalle Klimkewitz (Semester Thesis): “A Program for Cascading Processes in Multi-Layered Networks”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 11/2013

  • Fabian Marbach (Bachelor Thesis): “The Emergence of Inequality in an Agent-Based Model”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Dr. Claudio Juan Tessone
    date of completion: 09/2013

  • Philipp Egolf (Bachelor Thesis): “Wisdom of Crowds for an Unknow Potential”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Pavlin Mavrodiev
    date of completion: 07/201

  • Frédéric Balmer (Master Thesis): “Modeling migrating cancer cells as Brownian agents”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Prof. Eshel-Ben Jacob (Tel Aviv University)
    Date of completion: 02/2013

2012

  • Alexander Grimm (Master Thesis): “Resilience of Collective Dynamics in Fluctuating Network Environments”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 10/2012

  • Daniel Längle (Master Thesis): “Systemic Risk in Financial Networks”
    Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Prof. Rodney J. Garratt (UCSB)
    Date of completion: 09/2012

  • Xi Xia (Master Thesis): “How does Open Source Software Community Grow? An Empirical Study of Developers and Projects on SourceForge.net”
    Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 08/2012

  • Sylvain Wenger (Semester Thesis): “Finite Size Effect in a spatial Iterated Prisoners Dilemma: The emergence of rare attractors”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 07/2012

  • Adiya Abisheva (Semester Thesis): “Successful and failed online social networks: a quantitative macroscopic case study”
    Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 02/2012

2011

  • Christian Burri (Semester Thesis): “Hierarchy characterization in communities of wild house mice”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Nicolas Perony
    Date of completion: 01/2011

2009

  • Krishna Murthy (Bachelor Thesis): “Modeling viral marketing through the voter model and polya process”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    date of completion: 07/2009

2008

  • Nils Brünggel (Semester Thesis): “Web Crawler for Recommender Systems”
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Advisor: Roland Portman)
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 07/2008

  • Victor Garia Palencia (Semester Thesis): “Brownian Agents and Bacterial Motility”
    Department of Physics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 07/2008

2007

  • Remo Sandro Storni (Master Thesis): “A simple social vs economical capital trade-off model”
    Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 08/2007

  • Stefan Frei (Master Thesis): “Vulnerability Management”
    Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 08/2007

  • Mahir Yildirim (Master Thesis): “Towards a Unified Framework for Recommender Systems”
    Department of Computer Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer, Frank E. Walter, Dr. Stefano Battiston
    Date of completion: 02/2007

2005

  • Nicolas Bürkler (Semester Thesis): “Dynamics of Companies: The Evolution of its Research”
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
    Supervisor: Prof. Frank Schweitzer
    Date of completion: 07/2005