Institute for Software Research

ISR’s mission is to advance knowledge surrounding software and socio-technical systems by fostering innovative basic and applied research.

ISR is dedicated to:

  • fostering innovative basic and applied research in software and socio-technical systems;
  • working with established companies, start-ups, government agencies, and standards bodies to develop and transition the technologies to widespread and practical application;
  • educating the next generation of researchers and practitioners; and
  • supporting the public service mission of the University of California in developing the economic basis of the State of California.

Research emphases of the Institute include software architecture; collaboration; software security; open source software (OSS) development; empirical software engineering; large systems and large data; simulation; analysis; testing, debugging and maintenance; computer games and virtual worlds; privacy and personalization; end-user development; computer-supported cooperative work; human-computer interaction, and more.


Sam Malek