From summer job to research conference2016-11-08
Rasmus Dahlberg, a computer engineering student at Karlstad University, had a summer job at the university a few months ago. This has now led to his participation in an international conference on secure IT systems.
During the summer of 2016, Rasmus worked as assistant in HITS, High Quality Networked Services in a Mobile World, a project conducted by Computer Science at Karlstad University. With researcher Tobias Pulls he fine-tuned his bachelor thesis into a conference paper that he then presented at NordSec, an internationally-renowned IT conference, on the 3rd of November.
Rasmus Dahlberg’s thesis was about proving the existence of specific data and providing proof that the provided answer is correct. He got the idea from Google’s need to check whether different network certificates still are valid and reliable.
- You could say that I have created a building block that can be incorporated into other programmes for asking yes/no questions about whether something that is said to exist actually exists, says Rasmus Dahlberg.
Great success for a student thesis
Stefan Lindskog, professor of Computer Science at Karlstad University and coordinator of the HITS project, says that it is unusual for bachelor theses to be accepted to academic conferences.
- It is extremely unusual for a bachelor thesis to achieve such a high academic level that it can be accepted to a well-established conference in IT security such as NordSec, says Stefan Lindskog.
Rasmus Dahlberg describes the conference as a valuable experience.
- Participating in NordSec 2016 has first and foremost given me a broader picture of what others work with. The experience of presenting and listening to others’ research will be valuable in future, says Rasmus Dahlberg.