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

Premkumar Devanbu

Professor of Computer Science
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Judith Bishop

Director of Computer Science
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Gregg Rothermel

Professor of Software Engineering
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

ISR Announcements

Positions Open for Assistant Project Scientists

The laboratory of Prof. C. Lopes in the Institute for Software Research anticipates two to three assistant project scientist research positions available in the areas of software engineering, specifically software mining. The candidate will participate in several research projects in collaboration with graduate students. The candidate must have experience with handling large amounts of software-related data and large databases, and must have knowledge of basic techniques for program analysis, data mining and statistics. Knowledge of machine-learning is a plus.

May 14, 2015
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Featured Project

Crowd Development

This project explores a development process and cloud-based IDE for crowd development looking to apply the microtask crowdsourcing model to software development.

News Briefs

  • Prof. Norman Makoto Su joins ISR as a faculty associate. Welcome aboard Norm!

  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa is the recipient of a $60,000 Google Faculty Research Award for his research on Predicting People’s Privacy Preferences for Ubiquitous Personal Data Disclosure. Kobsa will investigate the predictability of user privacy preferences in a ubiquitous personal data disclosure scenario.

  • Postdoctoral research associate Thomas LaToza presented a paper titled “Harnessing the Crowd: Decontextualizing Software Work” at the 1st International Workshop on Context in Software Development (CSD), held with the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014) in Hong Kong in November. The paper was co-authored by W. Ben Towne (CMU) and ISR Prof. André van der Hoek.

Recent Technical Reports