From the Director

Welcome to ISR

Welcome to the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine.  ISR is the only Organized Research Unit in the University of California system with a focus on Software Research.  Our goal is to advance software and information technology through research partnerships. Here at ISR, we have become the intersection between cutting edge software research and real world practice.

Over the years we have built an impressive community of academic software researchers and industrial innovators.  ISR offers a range of opportunities for participation and engagement.  We invite you to join us as we continue to transform the field of Software Engineering.

Richard N. Taylor

Upcoming Events

ISR-supported conference.

6011 Donald Bren Hall, University of California, Irvine

Orange County, California, USA

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 to Friday, August 5, 2016

ISR Announcements

Professor Crista Lopes Announced as ISR Associate Director

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Cristina (Crista) Lopes as Associate Director of UCI’s Institute for Software Research (ISR). 

Jun 01, 2016

Lopes Tides Foundation Pizzigati Prize

The Tides Foundation—a social justice and sustainability-focused organization—has awarded ISR Professor Crista Lopes the Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The prize, which includes a $10,000 cash grant, is given annually to a leader in open source software development who has made strides in the nonprofit sector and in social change movements. Lopes is the first woman to receive the honor.

Apr 04, 2016
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Recent Technical Reports

Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware. By Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, Sam Malek. January 2016
A Taxonomy and Qualitative Comparison of Program Analysis Techniques for Security Assessment of Android Apps. By Alireza Sadeghi, Hamid Bagheri, Joshua Garcia, Sam Malek. January 2016
Digital Art-Mediated Practices for Building Team Trust Over Distance. By Mengyao Zhao, Yi Wang, David Redmiles. December 2015