Research Centers & Labs

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The Stevens research community maintains two National Center of Excellences as well as additional leading-edge centers and laboratories.

Our National Centers of Excellence 

Stevens houses two National Center of Excellence advanced research facilities selected by the U.S. government to lead national research, development and education efforts to address crucial global needs. Through these centers, Stevens' world-class faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate researchers, collaborate with interdisciplinary academic and industry partners to inform and transform homeland security and national defense through the disciplines of cybersecurity and systems engineering.

Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)

graphic of globe In 2008, the Department of Defense (DoD) competitively awarded Stevens a contract to operate the SERC-UARC, housed within the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), in order to enhance and enable the development, integration, testing and sustainability of complex defense systems, services and enterprises. The SERC-UARC consists of 22 collaborating institutions.



Thumb print on computer screen, signifying cybersecurityIn 2022, Stevens' Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA) was redesignated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. CASSIA serves as a nexus for Stevens' cybersecurity research and education, fostering collaboration and catalyzing novel research, education and entrepreneurship in information assurance and cybersecurity through the effective leveraging of private-public partnerships.


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Core Research Areas

The university has chosen to exert particular energy and focus on 11 specific strategic areas that will be critical to national and global planning, governance and infrastructure — as well as our safety, security and well-being — in the future.