Mario Mallia Milanes, Wednesday 28th May, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Study Room – “Research Methods”



Today one of our senior lecturers Mr. Mario Mallia Millanes gave a two hour talk in the study about "Research Methods" to all our 2HND students in the preparation for their thesis. The key points discussed during this session where: 

1. How to conduct research for your project.

2. Where to start from,

3. how to organise your thoughts,

4. how to write,

5. proper analysis of data,

6. how to come to a proper conclusion.

We would like to thank all those students who participated for this talk. 


Thesis Preparatory Talks for 2HND Students


Thesis Preparatory Talks – Timetable

Thomas Gatt, Wednesday 28th May, 10.00 – 10.30am, Study Room – "What is a thesis?"

What is a thesis? Is it just another assignment?

Last year, during these talks, as students, our main question was – "But what really is a thesis? What can I do?"

Key points: Examples from personal experience; Description of various sections in a thesis; LaTeX; and Time management tips.


Mario Mallia Milanes, Wednesday 28th May, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Study Room – "Research Methods"

How to conduct research for your project.

Key points: Where to start from, how to organise your thoughts, how to write, proper analysis of data, how to come to a proper conclusion.


Andrew Cortis, Thursday 29th May, 2.30 – 4pm, Administration Hall (near student house) – "Reading a Paper"

A description of the different types of papers to read and how to tackle reading papers for your thesis.

Key points: Impact Factor, finding good papers, using references for finding more papers, tackling difficult papers, while saving time.


Chris Farrugia, ​Friday 30th May, 2.00 – 3pm,  Study Room – "Possible Research Ideas for Networking Students"

Overview of the following possible research ideas:

  1. DDOS Detection using Netflow Data

  2. Video Matrix Switch using managed Ethernet Switches

  3. NTP-based DDOS attacks: A Case For Switching to SNTP

  4. Detection of NAT Traversal Capabilities

  5. SIP Based Full-Duplex Wireless Intercom

Key points: Multimedia Networking; Denial of Service Attacks; NAT


Robert Abela, Thursday 5th June, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Study Room – "Research in Security"

A walkthrough of the latest developments in security and the research ideas that can be used in your dissertation.

A review of previous projects in the area.

Key points: Security: internet, software, network


Frankie Inguanez, Friday 6th June, 1.00 – 3.00pm,  Administration Hall (near student house), – "Research in Business Intelligence"

A review of possible research titles in the area of Business Intelligence, which includes amongst other topics optimization algorithms, recommender systems and database technologies.

Key points: Different research approaches; past, current and potential research titles; starting points for research.​

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