Spotlight

On May 29, alumnus Dr. Arthur Hitomi received the ICS Ingenuity Award at the joint ICS and Engineering Ingenuity 2018 event held at UCI’s Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center. The Ingenuity Award is bestowed upon individuals who have had a tremendous impact on the schools of engineering and ICS by devoting not only material resources but also significant amounts of time to help advance the academic programs. ICS Dean Marios Papaefthymiou presented the ICS award to Hitomi.

From July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018, ISR was pleased to host visiting researcher Dr. Shinobu Saito, Senior Research Engineer at the NTT Software Innovation Center (NTT SIC), Software Engineering Project, in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Saito’s research interests are in software requirements engineering, design recovery, business modeling, and business process management. During his stay at ISR, Dr. Saito has formed productive relationships with multiple ISR faculty members. Dr. Saito’s managers and colleagues from NTT SIC, Software Engineering Project have also made shorter visits to ISR, adding to the warm relationship that has been established between ISR and NTT SIC.

This year marks the 4th Computing within LIMITS Workshop, which was held in Toronto, Canada, and co-chaired by ISR Professor Bonnie Nardi together with Professor Jay Chen from NYU-Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Joshua GarciaFor the past two and a half years, Associate Project Scientist Dr. Joshua Garcia, has made his mark at ISR, focussing his research on mobile security, testing, and analysis; software architecture; and software maintenance and re-engineering. Garcia, who is a member of Professor Sam Malek’s Software Engineering and Analysis Laboratory, received his Ph.D.

For Summer and Fall 2017, ISR faculty member André van der Hoek and his research lab (Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory) hosted undergraduate students from two Korean universities – Ajou University and Kookmin University – as part of the UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) International Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (I-SURF) program. Originally slated to be a three-month summer visit, the research project was such a success that two students stayed on for an additional three months this Fall quarter to further the research.

What if computing was serious about the fact that we live on a finite planet? The Computing within LIMITS community, including ISR Prof. Bonnie Nardi, explores this question in two ways. First, LIMITS examines how computing itself can use resources more efficiently and produce less waste. Although computing consumes only about 2% of the world’s electricity, the voluminous e-waste it generates is dangerous to human health (and other forms of life), and is growing rapidly as devices proliferate.

Dr. Saito, Mr. Adachi, Mr. Tanno, and Dr. Garcia.ISR is pleased to host visiting researcher Dr. Shinobu Saito, a Senior Research Engineer at the NTT Software Innovation Center (NTT SIC), Software Engineering Project, in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Saito’s research interests are in software requirements engineering, design recovery, business modeling, and business process management.

Dr. Saito, Mr. Horikawa, Mr. Oka, and Prof. van der Hoek.From July 1, 2016 through December 30, 2017, ISR is hosting visiting researcher Dr. Shinobu Saito, Senior Research Engineer at the NTT Software Innovation Center (NTT SIC), Software Engineering Project, in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Saito’s research interests are in software requirements engineering, design recovery, business modeling, and business process management. During his stay at ISR, Dr. Saito has been interacting with Prof. André van der Hoek and Prof. Jim Jones, among others. Dr.

REINFORCE workshop attendees. Prof. Sam Malek (far left), Prof. Nenad Medvidović (center, with glasses), and Associate Project Scientist Dr. Joshua Garcia (second from right).Over the past two decades, software architecture research has yielded many different tools and techniques for understanding the architectures of large software systems. However, the work in the area is still characterized by one-off approaches and evaluations on limited and/or proprietary datasets.

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