The School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens is a leading member institution of the Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN), an international organization with the central objective of addressing the challenges posed by today’s highly complex socio-technical systems.

CESUN members, consisting of more than 50 universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, work together to broaden engineering systems education and practice. They aim to achieve this in various ways including: discussing critical issues affecting the development of engineering systems, collaborating on projects, sharing educational material and research insights, and helping to match Ph.D. students with faculty opportunities. Additional activities include organizing and participating in meetings, symposia and conferences, and working with professional and engineering societies and journals. 

Prominent Contributor to CESUN Symposiums

In 2014, Stevens hosted the CESUN Fourth International Engineering Systems Symposium (see program). Dr. Babak Heydari, assistant professor at SSE was the lead organizer of the Symposium. The event brought together over 180 professionals, researchers, academics and thought leaders to the Stevens campus in Hoboken, New Jersey. The three main tracks at the 2014 Symposium included:

  • Bridging the Gap Between Complexity Sciences and Engineering Systems
  • Resilience of Socio-Technical Systems and Enterprises
  • Dynamics of Innovation, Adaptation and Evolution of Complex Systems

Several SSE faculty will lead in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics at the 2016 CESUN symposium in Washington, D.C. More information about CESUN can be found at