The Annual SERC Research Review showcases the research capabilities of the SERC collaborating universities. It is an opportunity to learn first-hand about current and planned SERC projects, about the many research interests of the SERC collaborators, and to meet dozens of faculty who are conducting research. Through such interaction, we hope to better understand the sponsor needs and to strengthen and focus the community of systems engineering researchers on projects and research that provide practical value.
In 2012, this annual event was reformatted and renamed the SERC Sponsor Research Review (SSRR) as a one-day, sponsor-focused event held in Washington, DC. This event unites the government, industry, and university systems engineering research community in order to share research progress and discuss the most challenging systems engineering issues facing the Department of Defense (DOD) as well as other federal departments and agencies. Since its inception as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), the SERC research strategy has evolved to incorporate four key areas: Enterprise Systems and Systems of Systems, Trusted Systems, Systems Engineering and Management Transformation, and Human Capital Development. The SSRR program and sessions focus on the research results that we have achieved in each of these key areas.