Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) is a research group at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Helsinki, Finland co-lead by two professors Tommi Mikkonen and Tomi Männistö. The group addresses software engineering research problems and challenges of industrial relevance and origin and has a strong basis in software engineering, particularly software architectures.

The research interests and activities of the group can best be described by the recent and ongoing projects and other activities. These are listed with pointers to further information below.