Institute for Software Research
The Institute for Software Research (ISR) in the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science (SCS) is the focal point for research and education in Software Engineering (SE) and Computation, Organizations and Society (COS). ISR hosts Ph.D. programs in both of these areas, and about five separate professional MS programs including the Masters in Software Engineering (MSE) program now entering its 20th year. ISR is home to approximately thirty faculty members, seventy visitors and staff, forty Ph.D. students, and more than one hundred MS students. ISR is also a focal point in SCS for industry and international collaboration, with substantial joint programs in Korea, India, Australia, and Portugal.
Research areas in Software Engineering include software architecture specification and analysis, team coordination and distributed development, software analysis and assurance, embedded and real-time, and aspects of cybersecurity. Research areas in Computation, Organizations and Society include social network analysis, privacy technology and policy, IT-enabled sourcing and supply chain operations, mobility and location, and aspects of cybersecurity.