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 Distinguished Speaker

Mark S. Miller

Research Scientist
“The Elements of Decision Alignment: Large programs as complex organizations”
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Peri Tarr

Principal Research Staff Member
“Cognitive Software Engineering: Helping Developers Work Successfully in a Cognitive World”
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Alessandro (Alex) Orso

Professor and Associate School Chair
College of Computing - School of Computer Science
“Software Debugging: Past, Present, and Future”
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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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Featured Project

Factors Influencing Adoption and Usage of Location-Sharing Social Media

This work aims to understand real-world factors shaping behaviors and attitudes towards social location-sharing, especially in regards to why people avoid or abandon the technology, or limit their usage.

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