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:



As we are all more than a year into this global pandemic, we are interested in learning your thoughts on the impact onto the field of Systems Engineering and you as a professional at this point in time. The overall survey results will provide critical insights into the impact of COVID-19 on the broader systems engineering community.

AI4SE Workshop Report Released

The report of the AI4SE & SE4AI Workshop, which was a two-day virtual event that took place at the end of October 2020, has been released. The workshop gathered SE thought leaders already in the AI space, to discuss the workshop main objective: how to define relevant SE and AI challenges, areas of exploration and methodologies to use, and ways in which to collaborate and research in the upcoming years.

SERC Researchers host keynotes at the First Annual MBSE-CON

The Lifecycle Modeling Language is proud to announce the first annual Model-Based Systems Engineering Conference. Join other professionals and government officials, interested in expanding systems engineering to a data-driven model-based solution as well as academics that would like to stay up to date in the current usage of MBSE and/or would like to use it in the classroom.

SERC TALKS: “How Can a Systems Approach Help Critical Civil Infrastructure Become Smarter, More Sustainable and Resilient?"

Climate change, NetZero energy, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are all game changers for infrastructure providers. This Talk discusses that to build smarter, more sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, cities will need to reimage infrastructure services they provide, and arrange deeply interconnected technological, social and environmental systems to do so. Infrastructure 4.0 is comprised, not just of physical assets and digital twins, but an interconnected web of social, institutional, and ecological systems. New, complex forms of socio-technological systems are emerging that require a synthesis across traditional disciplines of engineering, information technology, environmental science, and policy.


Systems Engineering Research Center

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

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