News Briefs

  • Prof. Paul Dourish was a featured speaker at AI NOW - The Social and Economic Implications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Near-Term, a public workshop on the future of AI co-hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the NYU Information Law Institute in July. A video of his talk "Sites of Deliberation" is available.

    July 2016
  • Prof. Sam Malek, Assistant Project Scientist Joshua Garcia, Prof. Nenad Medvidovic, and Prof. Mehdi Mirakhorli at RIT have been awarded $130,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for thier research on “Planning and Prototyping a Community-Wide Software Architecture Instrument."

    July 2016
  • Prof. Gloria Mark was a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June. She was one of three speakers in the Connecting With Purpose breakout in the Power of Connectivity track. She spoke on the power of connectivity in our day-to-day lives.

    June 2016
  • Prof. Paul Dourish has been awarded $193,899 by the National Science Foundation in the Science, Technology, and Society program for his research on “Representational Materialities of Internet Protocols".

    May 2016
  • The CSCW 2016 Lasting Impact Award was presented to ISR Prof. Paul Dourish and Victoria Bellotti of PARC for their CSCW 1992 paper, Awareness and Coordination in Shared Workspaces. Congratulations!

    March 2016
  • Prof. Walt Scacchi has been awarded a $117,658 research grant from the Naval Postgraduate School, Acquisition Research Program for 2016-17, for his project titled, "Achieving Better Buying Power for Mobile Open Architecture Software Systems Through Diverse Acquisition Strategies." ISR Research Associate Thomas Alspaugh is assisting in the project. This award represents the tenth consecutive grant that Scacchi has received from the NPS ARP annual research program competition. 

    February 2016
  • Prof. Paul Dourish has been named a 2015 ACM Fellow for contributions in social computing and human-computer interaction. The ACM Fellow, ACM's most prestigious member grade, recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

    December 2015
  • Prof. Walt Scacchi will be giving a tutorial titled “Beyond Open Architecture: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Open Source Software Development (OSSD) for Aerospace and Defense Applications” at the 2016 Ground System Architectures Worksop (GSAW) in Los Angeles in February.

    November 2015
  • Prof. Sam Malek gave an invited talk “Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware” at the NII Shonan Meeting—Mobile App Store Analytics, Kanagawa, Japan.

    October 2015
  • Prof. Sam Malek, and Profs. Daniel A. Menasce and Hassan Gomaa at GMU, have been awarded $1,016,641 by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for their research on “RASS: Resilient Autonomic Software Systems."

    October 2015