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Goals and Description for Term projects (Onderzoeksstage) in the Master Distributed Systems

Master year 1, period 4.4 (15 EC)


Goal of the research project is a first introduction to scientific research. First you choose a research topic (see the list below) and a corresponding supervisor. During the research period, you wil be trained in various research skills:

  • analyzing a scientific problem
  • literature study
  • simplifying the problem (if necessary)
  • (partially) solving the problem
  • implementing the solution
  • drawing conclusions
  • writing a scientific report

During the research project, you will be actively involved in our research group Distributed Systems, for example, by attending our weekly group meetings. You will also give several presentations about your project.

After finishing your research project, you should have a clearer idea about how scientific research is done, and also whether this is interesting for you to pursue in your later academic study (and career).

Please also consult the Thesis Writing Guidelines of the group, these outline what is expected in your report paper and how to approach writing it. For your paper, we suggest using the TVCG paper style, there are both LaTeX and Word templates available.

Available Projects

See the page about available projects.