Research Centers and Laboratories
Center For Complex Systems and Enterprises
The Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises (CCSE) will focus its research on four key domains – Healthcare Delivery, Financial Systems, Sustainable Energy, and National Security – from the lens of Complex Systems and Enterprises. This trans-disciplinary Center will mobilize the research vision, experience, talent, creativity and capabilities across Stevens and our many collaborators.
These collaborations will foster new research and education in systems science and engineering to enable deep understanding of complexity and create innovative approaches to managing complexity. Results will include powerful technologies, tools and solutions to address complex issues in the domains of healthcare delivery, sustainable energy, financial systems, and national security.
Center For Complex Systems and Enterprises
Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) - A University Affiliated Research Center
In November 2008, Stevens Institute of Technology was awarded the nation's first DoD-funded University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) to focus on Systems Engineering Research. This award represents the largest initiative focused in Systems Engineering in the nation. The Systems Engineering Research Center is led by Stevens Institute of Technology, with the University of Southern California (USC) serving as its principal collaborator. The SERC draws its resources and expertise from a collection of senior lead researchers from 18 collaborator schools and research organizations throughout the U.S., including: Air Force Institute of Technology, Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon University, Fraunhofer Center at the University of Maryland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of California - San Diego, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of Virginia, Wayne State University. SERC leadership includes Dr. Dinesh Verma, Dean, School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) as the Executive Director; Dr. Arthur Pyster, Distinguish Research Professor, as the Deputy Executive Director; and Dr. Barry Boehm, Director of the Center for Systems and Software Engineering, USC, as Director of Research.
Systems Engineering Research Center Website
Center for Complex and Adaptive Sociotechnical Systems (COMPASS)
The Center for Complex Adaptive Sociotechnological Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology is a research center focusing on the study of complex sociotechnological (human-engineered) systems and organizations. The vision of COMPASS is to advance the state of knowledge in complex sociotechnological systems through contributions to the fundamental science of adaptive complexity and to emerge as one of the top centers nationally and internationally for complex systems research.
The Systomics Lab supports the contention that there is a molecular level below General Systems Theory that we have not fully discovered or defined about systems, which we have termed systomics, the study of sysDNA. Thus, we are embarking on an exploration into the building blocks of systems that will allow us to begin to identify the systome (i.e. genome) of any system. The prize for this line of reasoning is to have a far greater understanding of the nature of a system and its distinction from other systems. We believe that this shift in our understanding of systems is akin to a mutation of systems, by nature or by design, that becomes â??genetically' grounded perhaps leading to at long last not to a science from systems, but a science of systems.
Systems Development & Maturity Laboratory (SD&ML)
The Systems Development & Maturity Laboratory (SD&ML) is pursuing the development of system-focused methodologies, processes, and tools for managing system development and making effective and efficient decisions during the acquisition life cycle.
Systems and Software Engineering Education Research (SSEE) Group
Given that the challenges of the 21st involve systems with complexity exceeding human capacity to define and build, we must develop engineers focused on the innovation, creation, and integration of engineered objects instead of simply their design. We need a new type of engineer with different skill sets to fill the interdisciplinary gaps needed to understand and solve these complex challenges of the 21st century. Today's engineered systems are more complex than their predecessors, not only in the sophistication of elements from which they are constructed, but in the number and nature of the interconnections between the elements. It is in this context, that Stevens is conducted research to support the development of the engineering workforce needed to solve these large complex problems. The SEE&WD Group have numerous on going research projects from K-12 to senior level education to support systems and related engineering education and development.
Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR)
Stevens Institute of Technology was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to participate as a national Center of Excellence, along to several university and industry partners, which include MIT, Rutgers University, the University of Miami, the University of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Monmouth University, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. The new Center will focus on maritime domain awareness; space-based wide area surveillance; vessel detection, tracking, and monitoring; High Frequency Frequency radar for multiple applications; search and rescue; environ and organizational factors influencing Marine Transportation System (MTS) security and coastal safety; resiliency; and MTS recovery and continuity of operations.