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Applied Research and University Relations

Applied Research and University Relations

The Applied Research department supports and collaborates research projects from many talented students, providing them an opportunity for professional growth during the course of their studies.
Students who have taken part in our internships have gone on to permanent placements with us or other technology companies, often in better starting positions following graduation than other graduating students. The range of research topics students are invited to work on under the auspices of Y Soft is extremely wide.

research topics

  • Mobile systems
  • Software engineering
  • Formal methods
  • Information security and privacy
  • Programming languages
  • Parallel and distributed systems

Theses Supervision

Number of Defended Theses

During the last eight years, 80 bachelor and master theses realized in collaboration with Y Soft were successfully defended. See the graph below for a number of theses defended per year. In 2017, for example, 10 bachelor and 7 master theses were successfully defended. Most of the theses came from Y Soft R&D in collaboration with the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University.

Number of defended theses

Grades of Defended Theses

More than 75% of all theses defended during the last eight years received an “A” or “B” grade. See the graph below for grades statistics per year. In 2017, this number was slightly lower at 65%; however, one student received the Dean Award.

Grades of Defended Theses


Since 2012, eight students received awards for their theses.

Examples of Theses

bachelor's theses

Master's theses

Evaluation of development technologies for wearables (Spring 2017)
Security and cryptography in GO (Spring 2017)
3D Printing Protocols (Spring 2017)
Tools for dynamic security analysis of web applications (Spring 2016)
Configurable Consistency for Distributed Systems (Spring 2016)
Broker and Filter Log Messages (Spring 2016)
Reinforcing UX Principles in Existing User Interfaces (Spring 2015)
Verification of Cryptographic Aspects of Payment Protocols (Spring 2015)
Booking system for Multifunctional Devices (Autumn 2015)
Distributed Datastore Riak - Analysis and Testing (Spring 2015)
Secure software development process and tools for Android applications (Spring 2017)
Detection of security bugs using static code analysis (Spring 2016)


We realize how important it is for a student to come into contact with a work environment during their studies. But, we do not want this to happen at the expense of their studies. We want to reinforce their motivation to study, to show that an effective solution of a real problem often requires a good theoretical background.
Our recipe to achieve this, is to combine a part-time job together with a thesis. Most often, the student starts with a thesis and then (in case of good results) is provided with a part-time job. Also, we give students an opportunity to share their results to our employees, by writing and publishing their intermediate results. For example, some of the articles in our R&D blog are written by students.
Zuzana Zatrochová
As a person that likes to be in control of things, I appreciate that I can partially influence the direction my projects move. As a student that goes to school and likes free-time activities, I appreciate the time-flexibility of my work. As a researcher in distributed systems, I appreciate a variety of topics that the distributed-nature of our product offers. My loyalty mainly stems from the unique culture of the people I work with. There is never a boring day at work. Zuzana Zatrochová
30 students were given part-time jobs during the last eight years. Some of these part-timers have been working in Y Soft on their bachelor or master thesis for more than a year. 20 students were from the Faculty of Informatics (Masaryk University), 9 from both the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication and the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology and one student was a high school student.


Every year, in cooperation with the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, we participate in organizing a competition for talented students who are in the first or the second year of their bachelor studies.

Every year we also help create several research positions for selected students (winners of the competition) in various research areas; the students have been under the auspices of the Laboratory of Security and Applied Cryptography, the Laboratory of Searching and Dialogue and the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science in the following areas:

  • Distributed data storage
  • Penetration testing
  • Smart card security
  • Searching in peer-to-peer networks
  • Formal verification
During the last eight years, we have supported 11 students who were winners of the competition. Some students were funded for more than one year. In 2017, we have supported three students (winners from previous years) and agreed to fund the position for one new student (selected this year).
Šimon Obetko
When working for Y Soft, I had a chance to exploit and work with modern distributed system technologies and expand my knowledge horizons by cooperating with top quality researchers and developers. Y Soft also provided me a chance to write a bachelor thesis focused on topic of my interest, while being part of their scholarship program. It was a very beneficial experience. Šimon Obetko


From 2008 to 2014, we collaborated with researchers from the Laboratory of Security and Applied Cryptography to create an innovative, secure and configurable payment system. Several doctoral, master and bachelor students were involved in the project. The project resulted into a number of accepted scientific publications and successfully defended theses. In addition, members of the Institute of Law and Technology of the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University aided us with the project's legal aspects.


RNDr. Andrij Stecko, PhD.
Research Coordinator