In support of mission and vision, The Institute of Information Technology (IIT) faculty engages in scholarship and research that advances the software engineering profession and enhances software engineering education. In addition to traditional funding avenues, activities will include collaboration with industry, both to transfer research results into practice and to determine those industrial problems most suitable for further software engineering research. We have active research in empirical software engineering in areas of software architecture, software security, mining of software repositories and Cyber Security Analysis. Faculties are also working in accessibility and software process for computational science and engineering. An emerging area of research for the department is big data analysis for software engineering and software engineering for big data.