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

Featured Project

Computer Games and Software Engineering

Computer games are an excellent domain for which to research and develop new ways and means for (game) software engineering.

Upcoming Events

2017 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World

Keynote: Owen O'Malley
Co-Founder and Technical Fellow
“Lessons from the Jungle of Open Source Big Data Development”
Keynote: Peri Tarr
Principal Research Staff Member
“Cognitive Software Engineering: Helping Developers Work Successfully in a Cognitive World”
Friday, June 2, 2017
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Peri Tarr

Principal Research Staff Member
“Cognitive Software Engineering: Helping Developers Work Successfully in a Cognitive World”
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
New Date

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
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News Briefs

  • Prof. Jim Jones has received the 2016-2017 School of ICS Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Congratulations!

  • Director Richard N. Taylor has been bestowed the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science for his contributions to Education. Taylor obtained his MS in Computer Science in 1976 and his PhD in 1980 from CU Boulder. The award honors outstanding graduates and friends of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. These awards are granted annually to individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding personal qualities, knowledge and significant contributions to their fields. 

  • Director Richard N. Taylor has been ranked #1 in software engineering on the 2016 AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List which names the world’s top-cited scholars in science and engineering.  The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community.  Recipients are automatically determined by a computer algorithm deployed in the AMiner system that tracks and ranks scholars based on citation counts collected by top-venue publications.  Prof. Nenad Medvidović (USC) ranked at #6, and Profs. André van der Hoek, Jim Jones, and Jim Whitehead (UCSC) ranked in the top 100. A total of eight ISR/IRUS alumni ranked in the top 100.