SoftServe Sponsoring & Speaking at Saturn 2018


May 07, 2018


Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park - Plano, TX


SoftServe is proud to sponsor and host an educational tutorial at SATURN Conference titled “Smart Decisions Game: Machine Learning for Architects.” This tutorial will be lead by SoftServe’s own Serge Haziyev and Iurii Milovanov, with special guest Rick Kazman of the Software Engineering Institute at the University of Hawaii. Learn more about this session here.

The SATURN Conference brings together an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experiences about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

As systems grow in complexity, architecture’s role becomes increasingly important at the enterprise, system, and software levels. Architecture practitioners rely on technology, research, and the knowledge and experience of peers to build predictable, high-quality systems.

The conference includes three full days of keynotes, presentations, and events as well as morning beverages, lunch, breaks, and social events. The SEI also offers one-day courses on microservice architecture, Agile architecture, and cloud architecture. To see the course descriptions, click here.


Serge Haziyev

Serge Haziyev works as a VP of Intelligent Enterprise at SoftServe, a leading digital services and software development company. Serge has more than 20 years of experience in various technology domains including Big Data, AI, IoT, Clouds and Carrier-grade telecommunication services.

He is a co-author of Smart Decisions (a.k.a., architectural poker game) currently used by SEI CMU to teach students to design Big Data solutions. Also, Serge is an active contributor to the software community by sharing industry best practices through scientific (and not-so-scientific) publications.

Serge's current activities at SoftServe include leading AI, Big Data, IoT and Blockchain advanced technology services as well as conducting educational workshops, sharing concepts, and providing practical input to emerging technologies. In his free time, Serge may be found scuba diving, playing the didgeridoo, or (most likely) sitting on an airplane flying between continents.

Iurii Milovanov

Iurii Milovanov is a Data Science Practice Leader for SoftServe with more than 8 years of industry experience in building enterprise-level AI and Big Data solutions. He is a computer science expert with strong emphasis on cutting-edge technologies. His research interests include various aspects of modern, progressive IT and state-of-the-art AI, such as distributed and parallel computing, large-scale machine learning (deep learning and Big Data), natural language processing, computer vision, speech recognition and others.

Iurii is actively contributing to various scientific and engineering communities, including his participation in KarooGP project – a genetic programming tool used at LIGO Lab for detecting gravitational-waves as well as DRLearner project – which was the first open source implementation of Google’s DQN algorithm for playing ATARI games.

Rick Kazman
Software Engineering Institute/University of Hawaii

Rick Kazman is a Professor at the University of Hawaii and a Research Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. His primary research interests are software architecture, design and analysis tools, software visualization, and software engineering economics. Kazman has created several highly influential methods and tools for architecture analysis, including the SAAM (Software Architecture Analysis Method), the ATAM (Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method), the CBAM (Cost-Benefit Analysis Method) and the Dali and Titan tools. He is the author of over 200 publications, and co-author of several books, including Software Architecture in Practice, Designing Software Architectures: A Practical Approach, Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies, and Ultra-Large-Scale Systems: The Software Challenge of the Future.

Kazman received a B.A. (English/Music) and M.Math (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. (English) from York University, and a Ph.D. (Computational Linguistics) from Carnegie Mellon University. How he ever became a software engineering researcher is anybody’s guess. When not architecting or writing about architecture, Kazman may be found cycling, playing the piano, practicing Tae Kwon Do, or (more often) flying back and forth between Hawaii and Pittsburgh.


May 7-10, 2018


Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
5805 Granite Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75024

About SEI

Carnegie Mellon University, Acting through its Software Engineering Institute (“SEI”) is hosting the SATURN Conference (“SATURN”), the premier software architecture conference for senior engineers and software architects. The SEI is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). It is operated by Carnegie Mellon University.