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Friday, December 16, 2016

ISR Researchers Take Best Paper at World Forum on IoT

Researchers from the School of Computer Science’s Institute for Software Research (ISR) were recently awarded the Best Paper at the 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things... MORE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

What you see may not be what you get

A new application by researchers can detect misalignments between a mobile application’s privacy policy and how it actually gathers and uses data... MORE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds With Privacy Policies

A new automated analysis system developed by ISR researchers has revealed inconsistencies between privacy policies and application behavior.... MORE
Friday, October 21, 2016

Breaux Receives Honorable Mention for Most Influential Paper Award

Travis Breaux’s received an Honorable Mention for the Most Influential Paper Award at the 24th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) hosted in Beijing, China... MORE
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Towne Takes Top Prize at HUBweek Hackathon

Ben Towne, PhD student in Societal Computing, placed first at HUBweek’s first annual hackathon: Data Science, Journalism and the Future of Justice... MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Password Strength Meter Outperforms State-of-the-Art Meters

Researchers from the Institute for Software Research, Dept of Engineering and Public Policy, and CyLab take home the Best Paper Award from USENIX for their work on an artificial neural network driven password meter... MORE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Researchers Explore the Cost of API Breaking Change

How software development communities manage the cost of breaking changes - i.e., changes that cause software using the code to fail - is the topic of a recent study by ISR researchers... MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Blase Ur Receives Usable Privacy & Security Student Research Award

Blase Ur, a final-year PhD student in the Institute for Software Research’s Societal Computing program, is this year’s recipient of the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award... MORE
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's Automatic: CMU Smartphone App Manages Your Privacy Preferences

A field study suggests that a personalized privacy assistant app being developed at Carnegie Mellon University can simplify the chore of setting permissions for your smartphone apps... MORE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Workshop Explores How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Engineered for Safety and Control

Co-hosted by Carnegie Mellon and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), "Safety and Control for Artificial Intelligence" will bring together 17 technical experts from across the country to address means for ensuring AI systems operate in a safe, controlled manner... MORE
Monday, June 13, 2016

Department Welcomes Newest REU-SE Cohort

The Institute for Software research recently welcomed this year’s cohort of undergraduate researchers as a part of the department’s Research Experience for Undergraduates in Software Engineering (REU-SE) program... MORE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

MSIT-SE Student Team Takes out the Trash at Steel City Codefest

MSIT-SE student James Root and his team took home the top technical prize for their waste collection app at Steel City Codefest 2016... MORE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Shaw to Deliver Keynote at ICSE 2016

Dr. Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science and ISR faculty, has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year’s International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)... MORE
Friday, April 29, 2016

Herbsleb Wins SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award

Jim Herbsleb, famed for his research in collaboration and coordination on large-scale software engineering projects, is this year's winner of the Outstanding Research Award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT)... MORE
Friday, April 22, 2016

Creating Allies

Will Frankenstein’s work is all about the numbers. But his passion is about community... MORE
Friday, April 22, 2016

MSE Programs Represent at CSEE&T

The Institute for Software Research’s Masters of Software Engineering Professional Programs (MSE) was well represented at this year’s IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)... MORE
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CMU Launches New International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master Program

To train the next generation of political scientists, Carnegie Mellon University has launched a new International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master Program... MORE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saving Software from Itself

Dr. Christian Kästner, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Software Research, was recently named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Career Award for his work on variational execution and feature interaction in highly configurable software systems... MORE
Friday, April 8, 2016

ISR Sponsored Projects Team Takes Home SCS Honors

We are pleased to announce that Monika DeReno, Bernadette Dayak, and Mike Boydos are this years’ SCS Staff Recognition Award for Outstanding Teamwork... MORE
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Miranda to Speak at SPICE Conference

Dr. Eduardo Miranda, Professor in the Institute for Software Research's Masters of Software Engineering Professional Programs, was recently selected to present at the 16th International SPICE Conference on Process Improvement and Capability Determination...
Friday, April 1, 2016

CASOS to Host Talks at INSNA Sunbelt 2016

Members of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) will be giving talks at this year’s INSNA Sunbelt Conference... MORE
Monday, March 28, 2016

Farber Honored by Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. David Farberwas recently tapped by Stevens Institute of Technology to become one of their first inductees to Stevens’ newly unveiled Hall of Achievement... MORE
Friday, March 25, 2016

Rosso-Llopart Delivers Course at CMU-Rwanda

Mel Rosso-Llopart, faculty member in ISR's Masters of Software Engineering Masters Programs, recently returned from a five day trip to conduct on-site instruction at CMU Rwanda... MORE
Friday, March 25, 2016

CASOS Students Selected for GuSH Grants

Three graduate students affiliated with the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) have been selected to receive GuSH Research Grants to support their ongoing work... MORE
Monday, March 21, 2016

MSIT eBusiness Program Wraps Successful West Coast Tour

The faculty and staff of ISR’s MSIT eBusiness Technology program recently returned from a soggy San Francisco on their annual tour of the western region of the US... MORE
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ruchkin Tapped for ACVI Talk

Ivan Ruchkin, PhD student in Software Engineering, has been invited to deliver at the Architecture-Centric Virtual Integration workshop next month in Venice, Italy... MORE
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Carley Delivers DNA Talks to Top Tier Chinese Research Institutions

Dr. Kathleen Carley, Director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) and Professor of Computer Science, recently returned from China where she delivered two well-received talks on dynamic network analysis (DNA)... MORE
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Paving the Way for Semi-Automated Privacy Policy Summarization

As part of an effort to share early results, the Usable Privacy Policy project just released a website that enables visitors to navigate over 23,000 privacy policy annotations covering 193 websites... MORE
Friday, March 4, 2016

Agarwal and Kolter Receive Google Research Awards

Enabling mobile users to make more informed decisions regarding application permissions, ISR faculty member Yuvraj Agarwal - along with Zico Kolter - are among those recently recognized by Google's Faculty Research Awards... MORE
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Better Design Improves Understanding Of Online Privacy Notices

Carnegie Mellon researchers - Florian Schaub, Post-Doctoral Fellow in ISR, and Lorrie Cranor, Director of Cylab's Usable Privacy and Security Lab - outline best practices in privacy notices and policies. MORE

Shaw To Receive Stibitz Computer Pioneer Award

Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science, will receive the annual George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award at the American Computer and Robotics Museum... MORE