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

User-tailored support for privacy decisons

This project seeks to help users to balance the benefits and risks of information disclosure in a user-friendly manner, so that they can make good privacy decisions.

Upcoming Events

ISR Distinguished Speaker

Jan Vitek

Professor, College of Computer and Information Science
“The Case for the Three R's of Systems Research: Repeatability, Reproducibility, and Rigor”
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

ISR-supported conference.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to Friday, March 27, 2015
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Mats Heimdahl

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Director, Software Engineering Center
“Programs, Test Data, and Oracles: Revisiting the Foundations of Software Testing”
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

News Briefs

  • ISR Director Richard N. Taylor has been awarded $199,960 by the National Science Foundation for his research on "EAGER: Accountability Through Architecture for Decentralized Systems".

  • Prof. André van der Hoek and Post-Doctoral Researcher Thomas LaToza have been awarded $1.4M by the National Science Foundation for their research on CrowdProgramming which seeks to bring the benefits of microtask crowdsourcing to programming.

  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa, has been awarded a $70,000 grant from Intel Labs to support his research on users’ privacy decision-making in the context of mobile and ubiquitous computing.

Recent Technical Reports