News Briefs

  • Prof. Walt Scacchi has been awarded $119K by the Naval Postgraduate School, Acquisition Research Program for research on Cybersecure Modular Open Architecture Software Systems for Stimulating Innovation. ISR Research Associate Thomas Alspaugh is assisting in the project. This grant is the eleventh consecutive annual research grant award from the NPS to Scacchi and Alspaugh.

    October 2016
  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa, his former student Bart Knijnenburg who is now an Assistant Professor at Clemson University, and Martijn Willemsen from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands, received an award totaling $882K in a joint competition of the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  The topic of their planned research is “Using Process Tracing to Improve Household loT Users’ Privacy Decisions.”

    October 2016
  • The Best Paper Award at the 2016 International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) has been awarded to Ph.D. student Vaibhav Saini, alumnus Hitesh Sajnani, and their advisor Associate Director Cristina Lopes for their paper "Comparing Quality Metrics for Cloned and Non-Cloned Java Methods: A Large Scale Empirical Study." Congratulations!

    October 2016
  • Associate Project Scientist Joshua Garcia gave a presentation entitled “Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware” in September as part of the IEEE OC Cybersecurity Technical Talk series.

    September 2016
  • Associate Director Prof. Crista Lopes has been awarded $562,762 from DARPA for her research on “Software Analytics for Big Code.”

    August 2016
  • Prof. Paul Dourish has been awarded the title of Chancellor’s Professor. This title is designed to recognize persons who have earned the title of Professor and who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and whose continued promise for scholarly achievement is unusually high. 

    August 2016
  • Prof. Zhenyu (Charles) Zhang from the State Key Laboratory of Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences is visiting ISR from August 2016 to August 2017.  His host at UCI is Prof. Sam Malek

    August 2016
  • Prof. Sam Malek has received a $119K award from the FBI for a project entitled “Analysis of Android Application Packages for Security-Relevant Properties.”

    July 2016
  • Associate Project Scientist Joshua Garcia gave a presentation at The Aerospace Corporation as part of their CSD Tech Forum series.  His talk was entitled “Effective, Lightweight Analysis of Android Apps—A Security and Testing Perspective.” 

    July 2016
  • Prof. Sam Malek and Assistant Project Scientist Hamid Bagheri have been awarded $499,170 by the National Science Foundation for their research on “Efficient Formal Analysis of Evolving Software Systems.”

    July 2016

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