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How to write a great Master thesis

Stefan Krüger
on 2021-06-14, 19:00 CEST via BigBlueButton.
The recording is now online, too!

The final thesis concludes every Bachelor's and Master's program. It is usually the first time students work systematically for a longer time on their own on a single topic and write up the results of this work in a scientific manner. Consequently, it is widely considered a huge and important part of any curriculum and grants up to 1/3 of all credit points a student may earn during their studies. Yet, curricula tend to focus on other topics, often leaving students feeling unprepared for this unique challenge.

In this talk, I will share my insights on how to write a good master thesis, based on my experience from supervising more than a dozen student theses. I will discuss what, in my experience, works and what does not. In specific, I will discuss how to find a suitable thesis and supervisor and why finding a suitable supervisor is actually important for any student. I will also address how to approach scientific work as well as how to structure and write the thesis itself, and prepare the final presentation. After my talk, there will be time for questions.

The talk will take place online on June 14th at 7pm local time (UTC+2), at https://open-bbb.uni-paderborn.de/b/har-tz9-i7y-hy4 and will be given in English. The talk will also be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Speaker's bio:
Stefan Krüger has received a Ph.D. in software security from Paderborn University in 2020. They are most well-known from their work on the developer-assistant tool for cryptographic APIs CogniCrypt. In August 2020, Krüger joined CQSE GmbH as a Software Engineer. In their time at UPB and CQSE, Krüger has supervised more than a dozen seminar, bachelor, and master theses, covering a wide range of software-engineering topics.