Welcome to SSL

Hello World!

Thank you for checking out the Software and Systems Laboratory (SSL) website. We are a research laboratory based in the Computer Science Department at Loyola University Chicago.

Our members form an interdisciplinary group with faculty and student interests in computer science, software engineering, information technology, cybersecurity, and engineering.

The laboratory’s focus is on researching computer systems and applied software engineering to solve STEAM-related problems.


We foster innovation by encouraging experimentation and collaboration with a strong emphasis on openness. To uphold this commitment, we enforce open-source software development, open access, and dissemination of research software by creating reproducible results within all of our projects.

SSL embraces the notion that diversity drives creativity and innovation. We follow the principles of the IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation allowing anyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, physical, mental, and cognitive ability, or LGBTQA+ status to join our lab.


While we are based at Loyola University Chicago (LUC), we welcome anyone interested in using emerging technologies and software engineering to solve problems.

To learn more about how to apply, see our Apply page.

Website Issues

See https://github.com/LoyolaChicagoCS/SSL for source code or to report issues for this website. Current SSL members should use the issue tracker or pull requests to suggest content changes.

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