Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova is excited to be teaching in the rapidly changing world of software engineering and computer science.
“Using computers, and other devices and systems to accomplish different tasks has limitless possibilities and profoundly impacts everyday life and the way businesses and industry operate. And the products that result from the work of software engineers also impact both people’s lives and societal evolution.”
She encourages students to go into this field, largely because they can pursue careers in so many different businesses and industries—including high tech, finance, health care, entertainment, manufacturing, critical infrastructure, and defense, among others.
“There are so many different opportunities that allow everyone to find the best fit for their interests.”
Her teaching style promotes active learning and interaction, with discussion of open-ended problems that require creative solutions.
Students in her classes use tools and programming languages that support data analytics, such as Weka, Python, and R.
“One very important aspect of my teaching style is enabling students to gain hands-on experience that they can subsequently use in their workplace to solve real life problems.”