This Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) 2014-2018 Technical Plan aligns the SERC Vision and Research Strategy with the Sponsor’s Core funding priorities. It describes the SERC Vision, the Sponsor’s needs, and the SERC’s response to these needs, supported by research in Enterprises and Systems of Systems (ESOS), Trusted Systems (TS), Systems Engineering and Systems Management Transformation (SEMT) and Human Capital Development (HCD). A Grand Challenge statement is presented for each of these four research areas, along with a strategy to address it. Eleven research programs have been identified to support this strategy. Research projects are then presented which support each of these programs, consisting of existing and anticipated future projects
RESEARCH TRANSITION REPORT 2017
Title: SERC Research Transition Report 2017 “Transitioning research into practice – crossing boundaries through integrative collaboration”
Published: January 8, 2018
All research within the SERC is conducted with an objective of having a significant positive impact on the national security of the United States. Thus, it is critical that SERC research is transitioned into practice. The impact of the SERC continues to grow through our collaboration with a number of FFRDCs, National Laboratories, and DoD Industry. To further support this process of transitioning research into practice, this report highlights completed or on-going research tasks that are at a point of maturity necessary to support such a transition. SERC research faculty have published over 300 technical papers and reports over the past eight years and transitioned the research into numerous courses across the SERC universities and beyond. This is the first edition of the Transition Report, with the objective to make it a yearly initiative. We encourage organizations to review the research tasks highlighted, and to contact us if we can assist in the necessary discussion and engagement to support the transition of relevant research into practice.