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SERC Celebrates 10 Years With Two-Day Research Review & Student Forum

Attended by SERC faculty and fellows alongside SSE faculty and students.

The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) will celebrate ten years as a premier research center this November with two days of in-depth presentations and discussions regarding ongoing work.

SERC will hold the Sponsor Research Review (SSRR) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on November 8 and the Doctoral Student Forum (SDSF) on November 7 from noon-7 p.m., both at the FHI360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Speakers at the November 8 SSRR will include Dinesh Verma, executive director of SERC, and Yehia Massoud, dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) at Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as SSE faculty and researchers Lu Xiao, Jon Wade, Ye Yang, Mark Blackburn, Carlo Lipizzi and Paul Grogan. The research review will also see a morning keynote address from Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director, technology and national security program, Center for a New American Security, and an Interagency Working Group Leadership panel discussion led by Ms. Kristen J. Baldwin, Deputy Director, Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation.

“I am very proud of our faculty and students are representing the School of Systems and Enterprises at such an important event,” said Dr. Yehia Massoud, dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises, SSE. “SERC plays a significant role in the research aspect of our education here at SSE. Working hand in hand with SERC over the coming years, I am confident we will continue to produce high impact research in critical areas such as defense, security, healthcare systems, and intelligent transportation."

The November 7 SDSF will consist mainly of SERC Doctoral Fellow presentations and a keynote address from Wouter Leibbrandt, Science and Operations Director at the Embedded Systems Institute at TNO – the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research. Some Fellow presentations include: “Bridging the Gap Between Security and Modularity” by Giselle Bonilla-Ortiz, Raytheon SERC Doctoral Fellow; “Inference Engine Applied to School Security for Robot-Man Teaming” by Jorge Buenfil, ARDEC-Picatinny Arsenal SERC Doctoral Fellow; and “A Hybrid Simulation model for Open Software Development Processes” by Razieh Saremi, doctoral student, Stevens Institute of Technology.

"It has always been SERC’s goal to increase the impact that our research has on the complex programs and systems that our national security depends upon," said Executive Director, Dr. Dinesh Verma regarding the coming forum and review. "Looking forward, our hope is to deepen our engagement with all our key stakeholders for years to come and extend that lasting impact within government and industry."

The SERC, a University-Affiliated Research Center of the US Department of Defense, leverages the research and expertise of senior lead researchers from 22 collaborator universities throughout the United States, including SSE at Stevens Institute of Technology. SERC began in 2008, led by Stevens Institute of Technology and principal collaborator the University of Southern California (USC), as a national resource providing a critical mass of systems engineering researchers who bring their broad experience, deep knowledge, and diverse interests together. SERC researchers have worked across a wide variety of domains and industries, and bring that wide-ranging wealth of experience and expertise to their research. Establishing such a community of focused systems engineering researchers, while difficult, delivers impact well beyond what any one university could accomplish.

Visit the SERC website to register for the November 7-8 Annual Events. Deadline to register is Friday, October 26, 2018.

Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The university’s undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment, leveraging business, computing, engineering, the arts and other disciplines to confront our most pressing global challenges. Stevens is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for ROI and career services.

Ranked among the top graduate programs in systems engineering, the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) at Stevens Institute of Technology is a leading institution in systems innovation, education and research. The School of Systems and Enterprises offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that integrate education and research, extending human intelligence to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. SSE combines the advantages of programs in software engineering, systems analytics, engineering management and industrial and systems engineering with the extensive resources of a major research university.