News Briefs

  • ISR Director Richard N. Taylor delivered the opening keynote talk , titled "The Role of Architectural Styles in Successful Software Ecosystems", at the 17th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2013), held in Tokyo, Japan, Aug 26-30.

    August 2013
  • Prof. André van der Hoek taught two classes on Creative Software Design at Samsung Electronics in Suwon, Korea in August. The hands-on courses were attended by over 90 Samsung employees in total. Mr. Jeong-Hyeon Chung, Senior Manager at the Samsung Advanced Technology Training Institute in Suwon, hosted Prof. van der Hoek during his visit.

    August 2013
  • Post-doctoral researcher Birgit Penzenstadler presented her paper “Who is the Advocate? Stakeholders for Sustainability,” co-authored by Henning Femmer, Tech.Univ. Munich and ISR Prof. Debra Richardson, at the 2nd Int’l Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software (GREENS), held at the Int’l Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE) in San Francisco in May.  She also co-organized a working session at the IEEE Int’l Requirements Engineering Conf. (RE), in Rio de Janeiro in July, and co-authored and presented three papers at the 2nd Int’l Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems (RE4SuSy), held at RE.

    July 2013
  • Post-doctoral researcher Thomas LaToza presented two posters at the 6th Int’l Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE) held at ICSE 2013 in May.  The first, “A Study of Architectural Decision Practices,” was co-authored by Ph.D. student Evelina Shabani and Prof. André van der Hoek.  The second, “Crowd Development,” was co-authored by Ph.D. student W. Ben Towne, of CMU, Prof. van der Hoek, and Prof. James D. Herbsleb, of CMU.

    July 2013
  • Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes has been awarded $140,000 by the American Heart Association (AHA) for collaborative work with UCI Prof. Steve Cramer, Anatomy and Neurobiology, for their work on “Spatial Augmented Reality Games for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation.” 

    June 2013
  • Prof. Walt Scacchi was quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article on the game industry, titled "Game industry finds a foothold in St. Louis"

    June 2013
  • Prof. André van der Hoek is collaborating with Boeing, Intel, and Mirth in trialing the use of Calico – a distance collaboration tool for software design sketching – to learn how it behaves in supporting real-world design performed by teams distributed across the US.

    June 2013
  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa received $60,000 from Samsung Information Systems America to foster his research on privacy attitudes and behaviors in the use of mobile devices.

    April 2013
  • Prof. James A. Jones is hosting in-resident visitor and researcher Myunghee Han, from Samsung Electronics, Korea from April through September.

    April 2013
  • Prof. Bonnie Nardi has been elected to the CHI Academy, a group of researchers honored by SIGCHI, the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer–Human Interaction. Members are elected for making significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of human–computer interaction and for influencing the research of others.

    January 2013

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