ISR Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World

ISR’s headline event, the ISR Research Forum, was held on May 31. Building on the success of last year’s Forum, the program was expanded to include a closing reception with posters and demonstrations to provide additional opportunity for attendees to learn about ISR research projects, and foster interaction between industry and ISR researchers.  A record number of people, drawn from over 20 companies, government agencies, and universities attended the day-long event.

Ph.D. student Nicholas DiGiuseppe presents poster to industry attendees at Forum Open House.

The Forum program featured: eight faculty talks on current research emphasizing areas of interest to industry; an ‘open house’ enabling attendees to visit research labs, see demonstrations and poster presentations, and interact with researchers one-on-one; a keynote by Prof. Nenad Medvidović of USC titled “When, Where, and Why Software Systems Decay and What We Can Do About It”; and the reception with posters and demonstrations.  Feedback was altogether enthusiastic!  Attendees said they appreciated meeting the faculty presenters, attending the open house, seeing demonstrations up close, interacting with graduate students and hearing their poster presentations, talking with both researchers and industry colleagues, exchanging ideas from the field, and comparing approaches.

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 And be sure to mark your calendars for the 2014 ISR Forum, to be held Friday, May 16!

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