From the Director

Welcome to ISR

Welcome to the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine.  ISR is a Center in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. Our goal is to advance software and information technology through research partnerships. Here at ISR, we have become the intersection between cutting edge software research and real world practice.

Over the years we have built an impressive community of academic software researchers and industrial innovators.  ISR offers a range of opportunities for participation and engagement. We invite you to join us as we continue to transform the field of Software Engineering.

Director Prof. Sam Malek

Featured Project

Software Engineering for Sustainability

Software Engineering for Sustainability (SE4S) aims to support all dimensions of sustainability—human, social, economic, environmental, and technical—throughout the software lifecycle. Our primary efforts emphasize environmental sustainability with a focus on requirements engineering (RE) and quality assurance (QA).

Upcoming Events

Held in cooperation with ISR.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

2019 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World

Keynote: TBA
Friday, June 7, 2019

News Briefs

  • Dr. Joshua Garcia, now an Assistant Professor in the ICS Department of Informatics, presented his paper “Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware” at the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICS 2018), held May 27 - June 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The paper is co-authored by Ph.D. student Mahmoud Hammad and Prof. Sam Malek. This paper was accepted as an ICSE journal first paper, and was published in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), 26 (3), January 2018.

  • Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes was recognized as a Dean’s Honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at UCI’s 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching.

  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa received the ICS Dean’s Award for Research. Kobsa was recognized as a pioneer in the area of user modeling in human-computer interaction. Kobsa’s research addresses issues in security and privacy for end users, specifically helping users make choices about their privacy settings.

Recent Technical Reports