Current Topics


Here the current Hopo topics are listed and a briefly described. These topics are the ones that have each a small group of students actively working on them. However, many more are discussed in our Hopo-Treff. The description is kept minimal, so that they are interesting for reading. But they are too simple and cannot reflect the whole complexity of a topic. Therefore read with caution and don't use this list alone to form your opinion. If you are interested in more information about a topic, please contact hopo(at) or go to the Hopo-Treff.

Bachelor Graduation

We are tasked to organise a Bachelor Graduation for our Department.

Diversity Taskforce

Since VIS doesn't have a committee to support minority groups, we want to brainstorm whether there is something VIS could do to better support them.

Ethics in CS

Our lectures sometimes discuss ideas and technology that could potentially do lots of harm. Should we be looking at the Ethics of these technologies in the lectures too?

Master Projects

Almost every master course requires you to do some kind of project. This makes the end of semester pretty stressful and forces you to take less courses than if more had an exam instead.

Mental Health

Finding if and what there is VIS could do to better support the students well being at ETH.

VIS Teaching Awards

With this we want to award TAs who went beyond the expected TA work and put extra effort into helping their students.