The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)

A University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of the US Department of Defense, leverages the research and expertise of faculty, staff, and student researchers from more than 20 collaborating universities throughout the United States. SERC is unprecedented in the depth and breadth of its reach, leadership, and citizenship in Systems Engineering.


The SERC research portfolio is structured into four thematic focus areas:


Assist 2 Develop Present A: Systems Engineering Challenge for NASA

NASA Mission Architects need a library of SysML elements for common physical and functional elements that can be used across NASA missions. Show us your architecture and systems engineering modeling skills, to help develop common models that can be used for more effective and efficient systems engineering… and also have a chance to win some nice prizes. Individuals and teams are welcome to participate.

Call for Papers: AAAI Spring Symposium Series – AI Welcomes Systems Engineering:

The IEEE-INCOSE-NDIA Systems Security Symposium seeks research papers and application studies which focus on the development of secure, safe, and resilient systems. This symposium attempts to address the convergence of cybersecurity, safety, and engineering with interest in the effective application of security principles, methods, and tools to complex systems such as cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, transportation vehicles, medical devices, large IoT systems, and other systems of interest.

7th Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum

Held as one part of the SERC Research Review, the SERC Doctoral Students Forum (SDSF) provides an opportunity for doctoral students conducting highly relevant, systems engineering-related research at any of the SERC collaborating universities to present their research in an open forum in front of colleagues from other universities, sponsoring organizations and members of FFRDCs and industry.

11th Annual SERC Sponsor Research Review (SSRR)

The SERC Sponsor Research Review unites the government, industry, and academic systems engineering research community in order to share research progress and discuss the most challenging systems engineering issues today. In our full two day event, of which the SERC Sponsor Research Review spans the second day, the review highlights over twenty ongoing SERC research projects. Researchers from the SERC universities discussed their research, highlighted results, and described opportunities for government agencies to sponsor and/or participate in their projects.


Systems Engineering Research Center

Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-216-8300
Fax: 201-216-8550