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Our mission is to
- deeply understand how software is created and evolved,
- devise knowledge, methods, and tools to increase the ability of software engineers to develop high-quality software,
- educate the next generation of software professionals.
We do this by exploiting and advancing empirical software engineering.
Our broader vision is to move software engineering away from decisions based on intuition, or development activities painstakingly conducted manually, into solutions created using data-driven mathematical models, which make use of the large amount of information available during the software engineering process.