Stevens to host Conference on Systems Engineering Research

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Stevens Institute of Technology will host the annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) from March 17 – 19, 2010.

Now in its 8 th year, the conference provides practitioners and researchers in academia, industry, and government with a common platform to present, discuss and influence Systems Engineering research.

During the conference original research papers addressing nearly every aspect of the Systems Engineering lifecycle will be presented. These papers include conception, design and architecting, development, modeling and simulation, production, integration, validation, operation and support of these systems.

On March 17, Dr. John Mather, a Nobel Laureate in Physics and Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope will address the attendees during a dinner at the Babbio Center. Mather’s research centers on infrared astronomy and cosmology.

The following evening Jeff Wilcox, Vice President, Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation will speak during a reception for attendees. Wilcox is responsible for developing and executing strategy for the Lockheed Martin Engineering Enterprise and its 71,000 engineers and scientists.

The conference will feature a number of additional speakers, including:

Stephen P. Welby, Director, Systems Engineering, Department of Defense, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E)

Dr. John C. Mather , Senior Astrophysicist, Observational Cosmology Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Nobel Laureate in Physics.

Lou Von Thaer , President, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Dr. John Boardman , Distinguished Service Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology

Al Grasso , Chief Executive Officer, MITRE Corporation

Dr. Petri Haavisto, Vice President for Architecture Management at Nokia Devices

Grady Booch , IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist, Software Engineering, IBM Research

Dr. Val Gavito , Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, L3 Communications – Integrated Systems Group

CSER 2010 is organized by Stevens Institute of Technology and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC).

On the day before the conference, The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)—a collaboration of 20 research institutions led by Stevens and Principal Collaborator USC— will present an information and answer questions about its creation, research strategy, resources, as well as recent and ongoing research activities. For more info on the SERC, please visit

Additional information relating to the CSER conference may be found at:

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at and