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:


Call for Papers: ASEE 2019

Abstract & Workshop submissions are now open for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)’s 126th Annual Conference & Exposition. This year’s ASEE event is taking place at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on June 15 – 19, 2019.

Paul Scharre to speak at SSRR Keynote on November 8

Paul Scharre has been invited to speak at the 2018 SERC Sponsor Research Review on November 8 in Washington, DC. REGISTER NOW Paul is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of […]

Rescheduled: SERC Collaborator WebEx

The SERC management team would like to announce that the September SERC WebEx meeting for 2018 which was scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018 has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 1:00 pm EST. Open to SERC Collaborators only, the objective of this meeting is to spread awareness among our network on all […]

SERC TALKS: "How Does the Transition From Agile to DevOps Impact Software Cost Estimation?”

The B4 organization at National Security Agency (NSA) prepares all of the Independent Cost Estimates for major NSA Acquisitions. NSA has been developing most of its software utilizing Agile development practices since approximately 2005. Around 2014 the development processes began to transition to a DevOps process. This change has required changes to the estimation workflows and processes that B4 had been utilizing for the estimation of Agile projects.

SERC Capstone Marketplace Summit

The System Engineering Research Center will hold a Capstone Marketplace “Summit” in Washington DC 28 February 2019. The Summit will be open to all Capstone participants, sponsors, and interested parties. Topics to be discussed will include Present Activities and Status, Capstone Marketplace Processes, Future Research Topics, Collaboration with Industry, and Graduate Capstone Projects.

Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) 2019

Stevens Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech present the 17th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER). CSER has become the primary conference for disseminating systems engineering research and germinating new research ideas. Its primary objective is to provide a common platform for academia, industry, and government to present, discuss, and influence systems engineering research, practice, and education.


Systems Engineering Research Center

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

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