hi Welcome to Distracted by Squirrels. My name is Sebastian. I am a computer science student from Southern Germany. I dig everything related to computer science and web design. This web page is my little virtual playground where I share and back up stuff from my work as a research assistant, talk about computer science related topics and try to teach myself web design.

From the Blog

I am currently developing a small web application for the department I am working at. Everything was looking good until I ran into a problem with the layout last week. It bugged me that the footer was placed directly after the content. It just looked wrong.

Just recently I ran into a problem with the category order. The oldest category was “New Publications”. So dividing the items based on their category and then looping over them would always put items from the “New Publications”-category at the end of the page, which is rather unpleasant.

Last week I redid my work page. It was hard to navigate through the page without a second navigation. So I used the chance to tinker around with jQuery. The goal was to provide an alternative to scrolling through the content. Also, it should be much easier to navigate through the page.

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Some of my Work

SWAT is a editor build on Eclipse RPC and GEF (which are both awesome frameworks btw). For now it is a very basic editor with the typical add, remove, move, etc. plus an interface to plug in your analysis algorithm. The latter was the main reason to build another Petri net editor.

CuVE was created as part of a research project supported by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). Project partners included other Universities like TU Darmstadt and companies like SAP and Nokia Siemens Networks.

With the term paper about k-Anonymity I already covered some method to quantify privacy in relational databases and pointed out that it becomes much harder to protect privacy with all the collection of data nowadays.
This term paper addresses how you can quantify privacy regarding your location.

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