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ISR Research Forum
Where Research Meets the Real World

Friday May 18, 2012
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

University of California, Irvine
6011 Donald Bren Hall

Open House

NEW! This year the Forum will feature an open house from 10:45 am - 1:00 pm where attendees will be able to:

  • Tour our labs,
  • See demonstrations and posters,
  • Meet with faculty and students,
  • Learn about current research projects,
  • And have lunch!

Come see what's going on at ISR!

In ICS buidling, i.e ICS1, the original Information and Computer Science building:

The Mondego Group
Prof. Crista Videira Lopes
Location: ICS building, room 408

Theme: software systems in the large
Mondego Group Logo


  • Sourcerer: Software and Web mining
  • R-MUVE and OpenSimulator: Massive Multi-User Systems
  • Management and visualization of complex data


In ICS2 building, i.e. Information and Computer Science 2, the building between ICS and DBH:

Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory
Prof. André van der Hoek
Location: ICS2 building, room 110

Join us for demos and posters of:

  • Calico - an intuitive sketch-based design environment for use on touch-based devices
  • Lighthouse - a rich collaboration portal centered on emerging design
  • Code Orb - an Eclipse plug-in that helps developers identify volatile code
  • TeamBugs - a desktop bug tracker interface designed to support effective bug triaging
  • Reacher - an Eclipse plug-in that helps developers answer pertinent questions about their code

In DBH building, i.e. Donald Bren Hall, the newest Information and Computer Science building.

Prof. Harry Xu's Research Group
Location: DBH building, room 3212 (third floor)

The research of my group focuses on the development of novel program analyses for effective performance optimization. Techniques that my group has developed include memory leak detection analysis, bloat analysis, compiler and run-time system support for performance tuning, scalable dataflow and points-to analysis, etc. Interested visitors are welcome to stop by my office so that we can talk more about my research.

Personalization and Privacy Lab
Prof. Alfred Kobsa
Location: DBH building, room 5051(fifth floor)

The personalization and privacy lab conducts research on tailoring human-computer interaction to the needs of each individual user, and on reconciling the benefits that personalization provides with the privacy concerns that it evokes. Visitors can see presentations on social privacy and adoption of location-sharing social media in the real world, and on supporting the discovery of personal behavioral rules in a health maintenance system for people with diabetes.

Prof. Richard N. Taylor's Research Group
Location: DBH building, room 5209 (fifth floor)

COAST provides a new basis for highly dynamic, adaptive, decentralized applications. Using multiple HD cameras and several monitors, COAST will be demonstrated with an application that routes and manipulates secure video streams. Discover how mobile computations provide the basis for secure solutions.

Collaboration Research in Action, Design, and Learning Laboratory (CRADL)
Prof. David Redmiles
Location: DBH building, room 5231
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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.

Join us for posters and demos about::

  • Trust in Software Development Teams
  • Visualizations of Socio-technical Dependencies in Software Projects, including Ariadne and Theseus
  • Distributed Usability Evaluations in Virtual Worlds

Spider Lab
Prof. James A. Jones's Research Group
Location: DBH building, room 5011 (fifth floor, conference room)
Spider Lab Logo

The Spider Lab creates techniques for offering automatic recommendations for common software-maintence tasks. Join us for demos and posters of:

  • History Slicing: A technique and tool for exploring and querying a fine-grained history of a source-code project to support a number of maintenance tasks that require an understanding of its evolution.
  • WhoseFault: A technique for automatically determining the best developers to fix specific bugs.
  • Mantis: A technique for offering automatic natural-language descriptions of bugs by extracting and analyzing the textual strings within the program, such as comments and identifiers.
  • Weighted System Dependence Graph: A model of a program's source-code that captures how each line can affect each other line, along with a weighting for how commonly those effects were realized. The graph can be used for a number of purposes, such as informing debugging exploration and traversal.

Prof. Gloria Mark's Research Group
Location: DBH building, room 5011 (fifth floor, conference room)

Our research focuses on the sensor capture of data to understand how people interact with digital technology. People experience high levels of multitasking, where they switch devices and applications. Sensor technology can inform us on how changes in information technology use (e.g. cutting off email) affect people's multitasking behavior and emotional stress. Stephen Voida, assistant project scientist, will present the work.

Prof. Nenad Medvidovic's Research Group
Location: DBH building, room 5011 (fifth floor, conference room)

Visit with Prof. Medvidovic's research grooup to see posters for:

  • CoDesign: An extensible collaborative software modeling framework that provides workspace awareness to reduce the integration cost
  • On the Detection of Architecturally-Relevant Code Anomalies in Evolving Software Systems
  • iDARE: A reference architecture for integrated Development and Run-time Environments
  • iCBSP: Moving from Integration Requirements to an Integration Architecture
  • Capturing Knowledge in an Integration Matrix
  • caTS: Towards Accurate and Concise Scenario Specifications
  • Enhancing Architectural Recovery Using Concerns

Prof. Walt Scacchi's Research Group
Location: DBH building, room 5011 (fifth floor, conference room)

Walt Scacchi along with research programmers Kari Nies and Alex Szeto will demonstrate results from work in progress on two research projects investigating the creation of computer games and virtual worlds. One project focuses on a informal music learning game environment, while the other demonstrates an emerging game-based virtual world for personalized asthma care in the presence of situated environmental challenges.