I have seen these questions come up many times, they are were all phrased like: Please suggest interesting research topics for my masters, bachelor, or Phd thesis. Most of the time these questions didn't really contain minimal information about the specific interests, skills, and environment of the candidate, and so they were mostly closed, sometimes with comments, that suggest to be more inventive and show initiative on their own. I haven't seen a lot of really good project suggestions.
While I understand this sentiment, I still believe that the questions showed a requirement for guidance in choosing a topic. On the other side, there might be new supervisors in need for some ideas, good topics and advice for designing a good project for students. What is the point for an online community in this? I certainly see concerns
- We cannot and should not try to tell you what you want, because you should develop your own interests and show initiative
- We don't know enough about you and your research environment, or you wouldn't want to tell us enough about your situation in public
- A thesis needs to be tailored specifically to you and most importantly to your supervisor
- A thesis needs to be unique, if we post very concrete topics people might tend to re-use them worldwide
- You want to keep your most inventive ideas to yourself.
However I imagine, guidelines for choosing projects and topics will be very useful. Therefore, I would invite you to share your thoughts on how to search and select a good project, and also post more or less concrete project proposals, or where to find them (e.g. Google code,etc?). And also how to determine, what is an appropriate "size" for your project work.