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.

Interim Director Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes

Featured Project

Failure Clustering

Failure-clustering techniques that attempt to categorize failing test cases according to the bugs that caused them.

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Supported by ISR.

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
ISR Distinguished Speaker

Miryung Kim

Associate Professor
“Interactive and Automated Debugging for Big Data Analytics”
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Held in cooperation with ISR.

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Thursday, March 1, 2018

News Briefs

  • Visiting Researcher Dr. Shinobu Saito's paper "How Much Undocumented Knowledge is there in Agile Software Development?" received the Best Industry Paper Award at the 25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'17). The paper is authored by Shinobu Saito and Yukako Iimura from NTT Software Innovation Center, Japan and Aaron Massey and Annie Antón from Georgia Tech. Congratulations!

  • Interim Director Prof. Cristina Lopes has been honored with the 2017 Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets (AITO) Test of Time Award in recognition of her enduring contributions to the fields of computer programming and software development.

    Lopes was recognized alongside fellow authors Gregor Kiczales, John Lamping, Anurag Mendhekar, Chris Maeda, Jean-Marc Loingtier and John Irwin for their 1997 paper “Aspect-oriented programming” at the 31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) that took place June 18-23, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Prof. Paul Dourish gave a keynote titled "The Stuff of Bits: Exploring the Materialities of Information in Interaction" at the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (ACM EICS) in Lisbon, Portugal on June 29.

Recent Technical Reports