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Generative AI and Software Engineering Education

In this webcast, three experts in software engineering discuss how generative AI is influencing software engineering education.

Software Engineering Institute



Within a very short amount of time, the productivity and creativity improvements envisioned by generative artificial intelligence (AI), such as using tools based on large language models (LLMs), have taken the software engineering community by storm. The industry is in a race to develop your next best software development tool. Organizations are perplexed by trying to find the right balance between staying ahead in the race and protecting their data and systems from potential risks presented by using generative AI as part of their software development tool chain. There are haters, evangelists, and everything in between. Software engineering education and educators have a special role. No matter how they perceive the opportunities and challenges of generative AI approaches, software engineering educators are going through a watershed moment that will change how they educate the next generation of software engineers. In this webcast, three experts in software engineering will discuss how generative AI is influencing software engineering education and how to balance key skills development with incorporating generative AI into software engineering curricula.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • how software engineering education is challenged by the increasing popularity of generative AI tools
  • how software engineering educators can take advantage of generative AI tools
  • what fundamental skills will be critical to teach to software engineering students in the era of generative AI

About the Speaker

Headshot of Ipek Ozkaya.

Ipek Ozkaya

Ipek Ozkaya is a principal researcher and the technical director of the Engineering Intelligent Software Systems group at the SEI. Ozkaya’s primary interests include developing techniques for improving software development efficiency and system evolution with an emphasis on software architecture practices, software economics, and agile development. Ozkaya’s most recent research …

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Douglas C. Schmidt

Douglas Schmidt (Vanderbilt University)

Douglas Schmidt is an SEI alumni employee.

Douglas Schmidt is a visiting scientist at the SEI working on special projects for the SEI director. Schmidt is the former chief technical officer of the SEI. Schmidt is currently the associate provost for research, development, and technologies at Vanderbilt University and co-director …

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