On September 29, the dissertation colloquium of the Computer Science Department of JKU took place. The candidates present their field of research, their research methodology, their results (publications) and the final steps to the written dissertation. Afterwards, the candidates face questions from the faculty, similar to the actual dissertation defense. This time, our PhD candidates Lisa Sonnleithner and Kevin Feichtinger participated in the colloquium. We are excited to announce that they passed the final milestone of the curriculum with flying colors and now enter the final phase of their respective dissertations.