Web site of Department of Software Engineering of Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University


Software engineering is a young department at Faculty of Mathematics and informatics and Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" which is founded in 2007. Its main goal corresponds to the Bulgarian IT industry need of trained software specialist who will contribute the strengthening the competitiveness of the national economy. The teaching at FMI in software technologies is a step towards meeting the need of T-shaped people teaching declared of leading software companies within the framework of discussions on technology platform NESSI.

The lecturers of the Department also teach in the bachelor programs of Computer science, Information systems and Informatics.

The Department promotes the scientific researches in Software systems and services in Bulgaria coordinating them with the European initiatives – 7th Framework programme, European Institute of Technology), ETP (European Technology Platforms) etc. Its priority is to become an engine on the road to transformation of FMI and SU as a whole into Research University. The goal of the new department is to turn into regional and national center of the NESSI technology platform and initiator and main partner in the creation of national NESSI platform. The members of the department actively participate in discussions and meetings of NESSI as well as in preparation of research projects. They have contacts with industry and government organizations for technology transfer.

Research areas

Software technologies

  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Service-Oriented Computing
  • Internet Technologies
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Software Architectures
  • Software Testing
  • Software Quality


  • Network Security
  • Information Security
  • Malware
  • Satellite and Optical Communication Systems
  • Communication Protocols
  • Network and System Administration
  • Mobile Adhoc Networks
  • Wireless Networks

Technology enterprenuership

  • Technology Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Innovation Processes and Management
  • Technology Entrepreneurship in IT
  • Strategy Management
  • Legal Issues and E-Business
  • Organizational Behaviuor
  • Project Management
  • Student Company - Junior Achievement

Intelligent Systems

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neural Networks
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Game and Decision Theory
  • Information Retrieval
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning

Knowledge management

  • Information and Knowledge Assets
  • Knowledge Management Strategies and Policies
  • Knowledge Management Technologies
  • Organisation Theory and Practice
  • Organisation of Knowledge
  • Business Intelligence
  • Intellectual Capital Management
  • Knowledge Management Measurement
  • Communities of Practice
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