Art Pyster Brings Legacy Knowledge to the Research Council
“People talk about being part of something larger than themselves, of being connected, of being generative. It becomes quite clear that, for many, their experiences as part of truly great teams stand out as singular periods of life lived to the fullest.” Peter Senge
The Research Council for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) and the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC), is distinguished by both the breadth and depth of member expertise, representing disciplines spanning from law and policy to data science and economics. Dr. Art Pyster, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing, Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University and one of the founding members of the SERC, has returned to the Research Council. Dr. Pyster is representative of Research Council’s wealth of knowledge and expertise. His work is also a reflection of the enduring systems research network that has been nucleated by the SERC, and the long-lasting commitment to this network by leaders in the systems engineering community. He has contributed to both and brings a deep understanding of how systems engineering research is evolving, the digital transformations taking shape and the contributions it can provide.
“We welcome Art back to the shared leadership and governance of the SERC/AIRC; and we look forward to his advice and counsel as we continue to evolve in a manner that allows us to maximize our impact on the mission of the Department of Defense,” said Dinesh Verma.
In his biography, Dr. Pyster states that one of his proudest professional accomplishments was standing up and operating the SERC, the largest and most impactful academic research platform in systems engineering in the nation.
“I am excited to reengage with my colleagues to help advance the SERC and AIRC. Given the profound problems that DoD and the nation face, and the central importance of systems engineering in addressing them, I really appreciate this opportunity. It will be both intellectually challenging and fun, always a great combination.” said Art.