Affiliates

The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.

CSDL has been supported by five grants from the National Science Foundation.

  1. Support for Structural Evolution in Software Development (9110861) from 1991-1994, supported research in software structure representation and evolution.
  2. Improving Software Quality through Instrumented Formal Technical Review (9403475) from 1995-2000, supported research such as CSRS.
  3. Project LEAP: Lightweight, Empirical, Anti-Measurement Dysfunction, and Portable Software Developer Improvement (9804010) from 1998-2002, supported software measurement research through Project LEAP.
  4. Supporting Development of Highly Dependable Software Through Continuous, Automated, In-process, and Individualized Software Measurement Validation (0234568) from 2002-2006, again supported software measurement through Project Hackystat.
  5. HCC:Small:Human Centered Information Integration for the Smart Grid (1017126) from 2010-2013, supports research on the smart grid through WattDepot,  Makahiki, and the Kukui Cup.

The Center for Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability was established in 2009 and funded through an internal University of Hawai‘i at Manoa grant on sustainability. Faculty come from the College of Engineering and eight other schools and colleges to work on cutting edge research and education problems in renewable energy and island sustainability (REIS). Current funding includes a Department of Energy (DOE) grant on work force training in Strategic Training and Education in Power Systems.

CSDL and REIS entered into affiliation to support research on the smart grid, renewable energy, and the Kukui Cup project.


The HEI Charitable Foundation (HEI-CF) is funded by the shareholders of Hawaiian Electric Industries and was organized in 1984. The primary purpose of the foundation is to award grants to organizations in the State of Hawaii in the categories of Education, Family Services, Environment, and Community Development.

CSDL and HEI-CF entered into affiliation to support the development of the 2012 Kukui Cup.


The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.

CSDL and DBEDT entered into affiliation to support the development of the 2011 Kukui Cup.


Google‘s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

CSDL and Google entered into affiliation with Hackystat’s participation in the Google Summer of Code program for 2008 and 2009.


Expedia, Inc. is parent company to some of the world’s leading travel companies, providing travel products and services to leisure and corporate travelers in the US and around the world. It books airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and various attractions and services via the World Wide Web and telephone travel agents.

CSDL and Expedia entered into affiliation in 2007 to support the development of Hackystat.


6th Sense Analytics (now a part of Borland, Inc.) provides visibility and control to distributed software development projects through the use of our hosted software solution that automatically and unobtrusively collects the software development metrics that organizations need to understand the execution of software development projects.

CSDL and 6th Sense Analytics entered into affiliation in 2006 to support the development of Hackystat.


The goal of the DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems program is to conduct a focused research and development program that creates a new generation of high productivity computing systems. These computing systems will comprise software tools, architectures, and hardware components. These systems will improve by orders of magnitude the effectiveness of humans and computers in solving the problems in the high performance computing domain.

CSDL and HPCS entered into affiliation in 2004 to conduct research on high performance computing using Hackystat.


The Maui High Performance Computing Center, established in 1993, is an Air Force research Laboratory (AFRL) Center managed by the University of Hawaii. It provides computational resources for the Department of Defense’s scientific computational needs through their support of DoD “Challenge Projects” and other government users. The Center also supports the Directed Energy Directorate’s Maui Space Surveillance System.

CSDL and MHPCC entered into affiliation in 2005 through the student engagement grant program to support research on empirically guided high performance computing software development using Hackystat.


IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology

IBM sponsored research on the Jupiter code review system in 2004 through the Eclipse Innovation Grant program.


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA’s mission statement has been to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.”

CSDL and NASA entered into collaboration in 2002 to investigate research in highly dependable systems.


City Bank was a state-chartered bank organized under the laws of the state of Hawaii in 1959. It is now part of Central Pacific Bank.

CSDL and City Bank entered into affiliation in 2000 to support a New Economy Research grant on aligning the financial services, fulfillment distribution infrastructure, and small business sectors in Hawaii through B2B technology innovation.


Sun Microsystems, Inc. (now part of Oracle, Inc.) was a leading provider of high speed microprocessors, scalable systems, robust software, network storage, and comprehensive professional services. Sun’s Developer Relations Group is charged with providing strategic outreach for Sun’s key platform technologies.

CSDL and Sun Microsystems entered into affiliation in 1999 to support the development and evaluation of several Java-based software technologies, including Project LEAP, JavaWiz, MCS, and LOCC.


Digital Equipment Corporation (now a subsidiary of COMPAQ) has a 40 year history of innovation in computer technology, from the PDP-1 in 1960 to Alpha-based systems in the 1990’s. The Advanced Development Group is chartered to research and prototype state of the art compilation technology.

CSDL and DEC entered into affiliation in 1997 to develop and evaluate Java-based software review technology as part of Project LEAP. Our joint efforts also include JavaWiz, an advanced static analysis tool for detection of Java-based programming errors.


The International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN) is an international organization of approximately 50 industry, government, and academic groups dedicated to the pursuit of empirically-based software engineering research and practice. It believes software engineering research needs to be performed in an experimental context. By doing this we will be able to observe and experiment with the technologies in use, understand their weaknesses and strengths,tailor the technologies for the goals and characteristics of particular projects and package them together with empirically gained experience to enhance their reuse potential in future projects.

CSDL became a member of ISERN in 1996 and left (due to a shift in research direction away from empirical software engineering) in 2010. CSDL was the proud sponsor of the ISERN’2000 meeting in Honolulu, HI.


Makai Ocean Engineering was founded in 1973 as a diversified ocean engineering company providing services in Hawaii and the Pacific. Today, Makai has expanded their services to include an international clientele focusing on engineering for renewable energy (OTEC and SWAC), large ocean pipelines, software for the planning, simulation, installation and recovery of submarine cables and arrays, and software for visualizing scientific 4D/5D data.

CSDL and Makai entered into affiliation in 1997 in order to assess and improve Makai’s internal software engineering practice. Our initial work together led to a joint research project sponsored by the National Defense Center for Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS) for an Internet-enabled engineering tool for dynamically analyzing and planning world-wide subsea cable and array installations.


The Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) was established by the 1983 Legislature and, originally managed within the University of Hawaii for administrative purposes, was incorporated in 1985 as an independent Hawaii-based not-for-profit. Its mission is to accelerate technology commercialization to increase security, safety, and economic opportunities in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region. Its focus is on renewable energy; natural disaster management; agriculture; and ocean, educational and dual-use technology.

In 1995, CSDL and PICHTR entered an affiliation to produce a collaborative environment for strategic planning called Project HI-TIME.


Tektronix‘s Measurement Business Division supplies products that measure and display signals and their paths wherever they are produced, processed, transmitted, and received.

CSDL and Tektronix entered into affiliation in 1996 in order to promote a mutual agenda for industrial software quality improvement through formal technical review. During this affiliation, CSDL has provided Tektronix with advanced tools and training in software review.  Conversely, the evaluation and industrial experience by Tektronix with these tools and training have provided CSDL with valuable insight into industrial needs and important new research directions. Tektronix was a sponsor of Project LEAP.  In addition, Carleton Moore spent two summers at Tektronix as an intern.