SSC brings together top academics in Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Information Technology. Our flagship focus areas include embedded systems, software quality improvement, software project management, business process management and big data analytics. The specific problems that we work on are directly derived from our industry partners who continue to participate and review results at least every 6 months during different iterations of the solutions.
Most companies and government agencies have found our model very suitable because the cost of setting up an internal R&D team is prohibitive for most companies and yet research is a growing tower where top researchers are needed all the time. Additionally most research is cross-discipline, which requires extensive collaboration that can easily be achieved with a dedicated university partner.
SSC is a research group that focuses on software systems in low-resource settings. Our main focus is to improve the quality of software systems in Africa by carrying out research is best software engineering approaches the fit the low resource settings.
The software systems center has evolved over the years, starting as software engineering research group in 2006, and has attracted many researchers in areas related to software engineering.
Challenges in low-resource settings like Uganda where we operate require comprehensive solutions. So from 2016, the software engineering research group expanded its focus to include areas that ensure comprehensive software systems with focus on human, organizational and social aspects. With funding from the SIDA Brigh project the, software engineering research group rebranded to the software system center (SSC), with a focus on strong industry academic partnerships.
Our focus application areas include Health, Agriculture, Education and e-Governance. We conduct software engineering research and tool development to support these areas.