Challenges & problems of Master Theses on Computer Engineering Department in PUT (From Decision to research and finalization) Betim Çiço Faculty of Information Technologies DAAD Workshop Durres, September 8th-13th, 2008 Very important issue for the university and for the students. Current state of first and second group of graduated students. Organisation of engineering educational programme Guaranteed Quality of degrees at any “level” 3 Master in “Computer Engineering”: Curricula development Statistic and Stochastic Processes Digital Design Operating Systems II Database System Technology Networking II Electronic for Computer Engin. Formal Languages and Compilers Foreign Language II Security of Information Systems Architecture of Control automatic Systems Advanced Computer Architecture Object Oriented II Project Management Distributed Systems II Software Engineering II Wireles Networks Artificial Inteligence Diploma Theses 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 20 I year II year Master students & Research Individual work of research in every subject, concluded with papers and presentations. Participation in national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. Results : More independency. More responsibility. More focused on particular fields. Ready for master micro-thesis. Master students & Research Ready for master micro-thesis From the beginning of the second year the students are advised to think about the theses. Fourth semester and theses 20 Credits X 25 = 500 hours 250 in laboratory and 250 at home Master students & Research Students and the subject of the theses? It may be suggested by the Professors. It can be offered by the Companies It can be presented by the student Master students & Research Presented by the student We advice students to go through different Universities in Europe and to see the Master and PhD theses in these universities. To see the last three years conferences. In the period of a month or two months they have to see around and to propose to the Professors the Master theses, by explaining what is the difference from the other papers and theses. 5-10% should be new research work from the students. They present it in front of the Department and every Professor can offer to them to be supervisor of these theses. Results are quite good. Master students & Research They have to do two presentations during the theses’ preparation. The first presentation should be general programs and the second presentation has to be much more research work. If during the preparation of the theses the student is able to prepare any paper, or to participate in a conference, these are considered and it is not necessary to go through two presentations. Cooperation A good experience for our professors A good experience for our students especially in the sense of being faced perhaps with other methods. Testing their accumulated knowledge during these 2 years. 10 From the first year experience, only three students were graduated in the end of November 2007, with one semester delay. Fisnik Kraja 1 paper, 2 conferences Mihal Brumbulli 3 in 2 conferences Senja Theodhori 2 in 1 conference 1. 2002 – 2007 17 Students - 3 students are graduated after 6 months - just started from 4 months - 13 students - not yet – 1 students -expected to finalize the thesis: October 2008 - 5 students 4 students in 2 conferences 2. 2003 – 2008 15 Students - Only 5 students are at the first step Networking Hardware and software e-learning Software and Companies GRID & WEB Services 5 1 1 3 3 1.A reconfigurable computing architecture for implementing artificial neural networks on FPGA. ANITA PETA 2. Developing “customizable” applications by end users, based on web architecture and open source platforms. ARTAN TELQIU 3. Authentication in wireless ad-hoc networks. ORION SHAKAJ 4. Impact of BG updates on VoIP calls QoS in ns-2 environment. BLERINA TOPCIU 5. Semantic search and its integration with an elearning platform. DORIAN KOKOSHI 6. Performance analysis of MANET routing protocols. Performance optimization and simulation of one protocol in a sensor-based network scenario. FATJON DAUTI 7. Performance analysis of MANET routing protocols. Performance optimization and simulation of one protocol in a sensor-based network scenario. EDRIN BASHA 8. IP Layer Client Puzzles. A Cryptographic Defense Against DDoS Attacks. REZARTA JAUPI 9 .Building a Structured Streams Transport Protocol module for NS2. RAJMENA VEISLLARI 10. Using web services to integrate legacy applications in a medium/large enterprise to efficiently improve its MIS performance. ALBORA DALACI 11. Developing a Text Recognition application to be run in See-Grid Platform. ESMERALDA KAPCARI 12. Integrating heterogeneous systems in a homogenous system, using web services. YLLSON CUCKA 13. Building a DataWarehouse and implementation of Business Inteligence inside it. JONA ELEZI. - Practical problems of our students to finalize the thesis. 17 Master students & Market Students & Market Level of Students & Market Students between university and the job 18 Thank You!