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:


SERC Offers Free Tutorials as Part of Annual SSRR Event

Each year, the International Council on Systems Engineering selects a Best Paper award from among the papers published the previous year in Systems Engineering. The Editorial Board considers the papers in this virtual issue to be among the best from those published in 2020. This issue includes insight into the latest research and developments in systems engineering.

SERC UPDATES – August 2021

SERC UPDATES | AUGUST 2021 - A digest of the most recent news items and research updates related to the Systems Engineering Research Center.

SERC Developing Simulation Environment for Digital Engineering Education

On May 28, 2021, the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) awarded the research task “WRT-1043: DAU - Digital Engineering Simulation” to the Systems Engineering Research Center. This is a brand new, year-long effort with potential for two additional years led by Principal Investigator Dr. Nicole Hutchison, Stevens Institute of Technology, alongside co-Principal Investigators Dr. Dinesh Verma, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Dr. Peter Beling, Virginia Tech.

AI4SE and SE4AI Workshop

The 2021 AI4SE/SE4AI Workshop will be held October 20-21 virtually on ZoomGov. Participation is limited to US citizens only and will be by invitation. Abstracts are sought for presentations and panels from government, industry and academia addressing key Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Systems Engineering (SE) initiatives. All abstracts and presentations must be approved for public release. Selected abstracts will be invited to present and/or attend the workshop.


Systems Engineering Research Center

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

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