Doctorate Defense Michael Eischer

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Just before Christmas, on Wednesday, December 20th, Michael Eischer successfully defended his dissertation Geo-Replicated Byzantine Fault-Tolerant State-Machine Replication with Low Latency on the reduction of latency and latency variants of Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) systems in a geo-replicated setting. In addition to his doctoral supervisor Dr. habil. Tobias Distler, Prof. Dr. Hans P. Reiser from the University of Reykjavík and Prof. Dr. Georg Fischer from the Institute for Electronics Engineering were members of the examination committee, which was chaired by Prof. Dr. Freiling (Chair of IT Security Infrastructures).

Afterwards, this success was duly celebrated with family, friends as well as former and current colleagues – in this context, Michael was also presented with his graduate cap or “doctoral hat”, which outlined Michael’s most important stations in recent years.