ESQuaReD, or The Laboratory for Empirically-based Software Quality Research and Development, is operated under the auspices of the software engineering focus group at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). The group is part of the School of Computing at the university. The E² lab is located on the city campus of the University, in Avery Hall. The research laboratory is located in rooms 103 and 104, with faculty offices located on the first and third floors of Avery Hall, with some faculty having offices in the Schorr Center.
Ranked number one by Intelligent.com in 2021 as the 'intelligent pick' for software engineering programs, members of the E² Laboratory are actively involved in the software engineering research community, leading research in foundational program analysis techniques applied to the web, security, robotics, and supercomputing.