Download of my Thesis and Presentation

thesis_coverI received the permission to publish my thesis and presentation today from my university. So here you go!
You can now download my thesis with the title “An Analysis of the Tor Network” directly from my server. I hope that this is an interesting read for you. Unfortunately it is in German. The whole title in German is “Eine Analyse des Tor-Netzwerks: Konzept, Funktionsweise und Angriffe”.

Here is my presentation which I used in the colloquium to present my thesis, explain my motivation and showed the key results.

The thesis was rated with grade 1,3.

Update: In case you have any questions regarding this topic or my thesis, just ask and I’ll try to answer it. 🙂

B.Sc. – it’s official!

It’s done! It’s finally done! And since Saturday it’s official!

On the 19th of May 2016 I have finished my study and reached the Bachelor of Science degree. My first academic degree. Starting in August 2016, it took me a little bit more than three and a half year to finish my study. At the end of March 2016 I sent my thesis to the university and I got invited for the colloquium on 19th May.

So, what’s a colloquium? My colloquium got two parts: presentation and a Q&A part. The presentation was all about my thesis. What is the topic? Why did I choose this topic? How did I proceed to write the thesis? What are the key results? I had 15 to 20 minutes for the presentation and then there was a Q&A part of further 15 minutes. The examiners asked only questions regarding the thesis. I had to explain a fact here, an imprecise statement on page x or one of my figures. There have been some questions, that was not able to answer, but that was no problem.

Finally, I completed my thesis with a 1.3, which leads to an overall grade of 2.0 for my whole study. And I have to say that I’m pretty fine with this result and I am very proud of myself, too.

So, what’s next?
If you thought that I will stop this blog now and stop learning, you’re definitely wrong! I have already some other topics on my mind, but this is a story for the next blog post.

Thesis written, printed and sent

In the last weeks it was a little bit quiet here … again … sorry for that! [I’m always excusing myself, that I don’t get that many posts written as I want to. Maybe I should stop that … 😉 ]

But I can proudly announce that I have finalized my thesis, got it printed and bound and sent it to the university on Saturday.

The print is very nice. It has a dull, black leather hardcover with golden letter imprint. So the cover shows that it is a bachelor thesis, the title and my name. Each corner of the book has a golden metal piece on it, to prevent damages to the corners. For the paper I have chosen 100 g/m. That improves the print and it feels more like high-quality. To order the printing I used the company sedruck, which was able to print the books in great quality and sent it to me in less than 48 hours. That’s simply amazing!

The next step is to prepare the presentation for the colloquium. In two weeks I will discuss with my tutor what is expected and what I should take care about. The date for the colloquium will be in May, so there is enough time for my preparation. And then, hopefully, you can call me Bachelor of Science and I have my first computer science degree!