About the Departament of Software Engineering (DSE)
Our objective is to achieve excellence in research in the domain of information technologies, to develop our students into high class IT specialists and to promote transfer of research results into industrial applications.
Main research directions of DSE include risk and trust management for IT systems and services, knowledge and data management and modern software development methodologies.
Presently, there are three research teams active in DSE:
Other research activities in DSE include distance learning technologies, security of operating systems and exploitation of psychology and linguistic methods in improvement of software development processes.
DSE includes in its structure two laboratories:
Research Laboratory of Applied Informatics – this is a new laboratory founded in 2007 in relation to the EU 6th Framework Research Program grants and national research grants. The laboratory forms a platform through which DSE demonstrates the results of its research projects.
Teaching Laboratory of Systems Engineering – this laboratory is used for practical training related to teaching modules delivered by DSE in its specialization program for students and during industrial courses. The lab was established in 2000 with the help of INTEL.
DSE is involved in realisation of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in Informatics for regular and extern students.
DSE is responsible for an integrated set of specialisation courses called Systems Engineering and Databases. The focus of this specialisation is on giving the students a broader perspective, covering not only strictly technical issues but in addition the ‘system view’ and preparing the students to work in teams and taking a managerial perspective on software processes.
In addition, DSE offers a postgraduate training under the name Advanced Methods of Software Engineering (run continuously from 1998) which gives the local software companies the opportunity to update the competencies of their employees.
DSE actively involves itself in technology transfer and stimulates contacts and interaction between academic research and industry. In particular, through organizing conferences, workshops and seminars with participation of representatives of international and national research and industrial communities.
DSE takes part in international expert groups working towards preparation of guidelines and pre-standards related to industrial application of information technologies in safety critical domains (like aviation, medicine, railways, energy production etc.). In particular, it feeds there the results of the research projects related to information assurance and trust management.