Elena Somova

Professor, PhD in Computer Science

Head of Department "Computer Science" at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski"

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COURSES 2021/2022

Introduction to Computer Science

1 semester, for full-time and part-time bachelor students

Web Programming

1 semester, for full-time and part-time bachelor students

Algorithms and Data Structures

1 and 2 semester, for full-time bachelor students

Modeling and Management of Business Processes

3 semester, for full-time and part-time bachelor students

Object-Oriented Programming

3 semester, for full-time bachelor students

Information Technologies in Education

for master students

Practical classes in Programming

for students in qualification degree


EIT HEI INITIATIVE, Driving Change, Capacity Building Towards Innovative, Entrepreneurial Universities (InnoChange), 2021-2023.

Faculty Coordinator

ERASMUS+, 2020-1-PT01-KA203-078646, Promoting Sustainability as a Fundamental Driver in Software Development Training and Education (Sustrainable), 2020-2023.

Local Coordinator & Steering Committee Member

CEEPUS-H-0081, CIII-HU-0019-16-2122, Central European Exchange Program for University Studies, International Cooperation in Computer Science, 2021-2022.

Local Coordinator

Horizon 2020, 824544, Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research (SPEAR), 2019-2022.

Team Member

ОП НОИР, „Construction and development of competence centers“, BG05М20Р001-1.002- 0002-С 01, Digitalization of Economics in Big Data Environment, 2018-2023.

Team Member

ОП НОИР, BG05M2OP001-2.013-0001, Student internships - phase 2, 2020 – 2023.

Academic Mentor


Nikolay Handzhiiski


Margarita Gocheva (co-supervision with Nikolay Kasakliev)

Game-based learning

Toni Karavasilev (co-supervision with Svetoslav Enkov)

Software framework for cryptographic services