Open House + Lunch

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch served in DBH 6011 foyer at 12:00.  Take your lunch and eat at the location of your choice.

Open House begins at 12:30!

Attendees will be able to:

  • See demonstrations and posters.
  • Meet with faculty and students.
  • Learn about current research projects at ISR and regional universities.

Preliminary list of participants:


Prof. Iftekhar Ahmed

The STAIRS Lab is broadly engaged in research focusing on combining testing, static analysis and machine learning approaches to improve software quality under real-world conditions.

  • "Collaboration in Global Software Development: An Investigation on Research Trends and Evolution" (poster)
    Yang Yue, Iftehkar Ahmed, Yi Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology), David Redmiles


Verification Lab (VLab) at UCSB
Prof. Tevfik Bultan

Prof. Bultan's group studies software verification, program analysis, software engineering, and computer security.

Projects to be presented include:

  • "ABC: Automata Based model Counter" (poster)
    William Eiers, Abdulbaki Aydin, Tegan Brennan, Lucas Bang, Tevfik Bultan
  • “Profit: Detecting and Quantifying Side Channels in Networked Applications” (poster)
    Nicolás Rosner, İsmet Burak Kadron, Lucas Bang, Tevfik Bultan
  • “Symbolic Path Cost Analysis for Side-Channel Detection” (poster)
    Tegan Brennan, Seemanta Saha, Tevfik Bultan and Corina S. Păsăreanu


Software Aurora Lab (SORA)
Prof. Joshua Garcia

The SORA Lab conducts research in software engineering with a focus on mobile security, testing, and analysis; software architecture; and software maintenance and re-engineering.

  • "Detection and Repair of Architectural Inconsistencies in Java" (poster)
    Negar Ghorbani, Joshua Garcia, Sam Malek


UCSD Software Evolution Group
Prof. William G. Griswold

Prof. Griswold's lab works in two areas, ubiquitous computing (an area experiencing rapid change) and automated techniques to assist the maintenance, understanding and restructuring of very large software systems.

Projects to be presented include:

  • “Closing the Academia-Industry Gap in Undergraduate CS” (poster)
    Sander Valstar. Advisors: William G. Griswold and Leo Porter.


Spider Lab
Prof. James A. Jones

The Spider Lab creates techniques for offering automatic recommendations for common software-maintenance tasks. Visit us to see posters and demonstrations.

  • "Failify: Failure Testing for Distributed Systems Made Easy" (poster)
    Armin Balalaie and James A. Jones
  • "Phase Detection to Assist Software Comprehension" (poster)
    Kaj Dreef, Yang Feng, and James A. Jones
  • "CTRAS: Crowdsourced Test Report Aggregation and Summarization" (poster)
    Rui Hao, Yang Feng, James A. Jones, Yuying Li, Zhenyu Chen


The Mondego Group 
Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes

Theme: Software Systems in the Large

The Mondego group conducts research in large systems and large data.

Posters and demonstrations to be presented include:

  • "GoTcha: An Interactive Debugger for GoT-Based Distributed Systems" (poster)
    Pritha Dawn, Rohan Achar, Cristina Lopes
  • "Towards Automating Precision Studies of Clone Detectors" (poster and demo)
    Vaibhav Saini, Farima Farmahinifarahani, Yadong Lu, Di Yang, Pedro Martins, Hitesh Sajnani, Pierre Baldi, Cristina Lopes
  • "Multi-Winner Contests for Strategic Diffusion in Social Networks" (poster)
    Wen Shen, Yang Feng, Cristina Lopes
  • "CodeAid: Recommending Related Code" (poster)
    Di Yang, Tianyi Zhang, Cristina Lopes
  • "TLDR: Precise and Efficient Regression Test Selection" (poster)
    Maruf Zaber, Joshua Garcia, Cristina Lopes


Software Engineering and Analysis Lab (SEAL)
Prof. Sam Malek

The Software Engineering and Analysis Lab (SEAL) is broadly engaged in research to automate the software engineering activities, thereby improving the developer productivity as well as the quality of the resulting software.

  • "Detection and Repair of Architectural Inconsistencies in Java" (poster)
    Negar Ghorbani, Joshua Garcia, Sam Malek
  • "Search-Based Energy Testing of Android" (poster)
    Reyhaneh Jabbarvand, Jun-Wei Lin, Sam Malek
  • "Test Transfer Across Mobile Apps Through Semantic Mapping" (poster)
    Jun-Wei Lin, Reyhaneh Jabbarvand, and Sam Malek


Software Architecture Research Group (SoftArch) at USC
Prof. Nenad Medvidović

Prof. Medvidović's Software Architecture Research Group (SoftArch) is a collaborative research team that focuses on cutting edge research in architectural modeling and analysis, component-based development, architecture-based development for distributed, heterogeneous, and resource constrained devices, architecture-based self-adaptation, and event-based middleware technologies.

Projects to be presented include:

  • "Automatic Detection of Latent Software Component Relationships" (poster)
    Suhrid Karthik and Nenad Medvidović


Prof. David Redmiles

The Collaboration Research in Action, Design, and Learning Laboratory (CRADL) employs an interdisciplinary approach to research phenomena in human collaborative activity. We primarily study collaborative work, and, particularly, software engineering.

Projects to be presented include:

  • "Unveiling Elite Developers’ Activities in Open Source Projects" (poster)
    Zhendong Wang, Yang Feng, Yi Wang (RIT), James Jones, David Redmiles
  • "Collaboration in Global Software Development: An Investigation on Research Trends and Evolution" (poster)
    Yang Yue, Iftehkar Ahmed, Yi Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology), David Redmiles


Prof. Manu Sridharan's  Research Group at UC Riverside

Prof. Sridharan's group studies programming languages and software engineering. They are interested in developing novel tools and techniques to make large-scale software more reliable, performant, secure, and maintainable.

  • “Dynamic Slicing for Android and Detecting Stuck App States” (poster)
    Arash Alavi, Manu Sridharan, Tanzirul Azim, Iulian Neamtiu, Rajiv Gupta


Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory
Prof. André van der Hoek

The Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory focuses on understanding and advancing the roles of design, collaboration, and education in software development.

Projects include:

  • “Preventing Undocumented Knowledge” (poster)
    Taneisha Kaur Arora, Adriana Meza Soria, Shinobu Saito (NTT SIC Japan), André van der Hoek
  • “A Chatbot for Conflict Detection and Resolution and comparison framework of software engineering chatbots” (poster)
    Elahe Paikari and André van der Hoek
  • “Collecting Design Knowledge through Voice Notes” (poster and demo)
    Adriana Meza Soria and André van der Hoek