Two days ago, I wrote on a kitchen-sink technology that got ratified at an IEEE flagship conference and promised that I would blog my thesis result, as soon as I get it. The result is out and impressive, I think. However, I am left with more unanswered questions than I thought of. One internal and one external examiner vetted the thesis. At first, I wanted to upgrade my M.Sc.(Eng.) to a Ph.D. Unfortunately, mind blowing ideas, which could be convincing enough to scholars, were not forthcoming neither was I getting the needed support. So, I decided to round-off my programme as an M.Sc.
In my mind, I had expected the examiners to make contributions (i.e. other things I could do), alongside the usual need to examine the contents of the thesis. That was not the case, on going through the reports. Nonetheless, the paper, which got accepted at the IEEE flagship now indicates that the idea is worthwhile. At present, I am thinking of other areas that a SIP-integrated web browser could find use, though I mentioned some in my thesis.
For those interested in the outcome of the review, below are scanned copies of the reports.
Summarily, the external examiner succinctly read the thesis, most notably his brief summary of the thesis, and made no request for corrections in it. And for the internal examiner, although he also thoroughly read the thesis, he only asked that some sentences be added to one or two chapters. The corrections made are included in the gallery above.
Although the thesis review indicates an impressive work done by the candidate (me), I am more worried than before on a probable Ph.D topic that I could work on. My resolution, at present, is to keep reading literature and extending my web browser extension to do other new things. At the end of the day, I might discover something that contributes to the body of knowledge, which is what a Ph.D is all about.