HOBOKEN, N.J. , Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Stevens Institute of Technology
will launch its new Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) on November 24
from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm in the Babbio Center at Stevens. The National
Security Agency (NSA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD),
awarded Stevens a five-year renewable contract to establish the SERC at its
Hoboken, New Jersey campus. This is the nation's only University Affiliated
Research Center (UARC) focused on systems engineering research.
SERC will be responsible for systems engineering research that supports
the development, integration, testing and sustainability of complex defense
systems, enterprises and services. SERC will serve as the systems engineering
research engine for the DoD and Intelligence Community (IC). It will also
offer systems engineering programs and workshops for DoD and IC employees and
contractors. Along with Stevens and the University of Southern California
(USC) as its principal collaborator, researchers from 16 universities and
research centers throughout the United States will support the mission of
Dr. Dinesh Verma , dean, Stevens' School of Systems and Enterprises, will
serve as executive director with Dr. Art Pyster , distinguished Stevens'
research professor, and Dr. Barry Boehm , professor of software engineering and
director of the Center for Systems and Software Engineering at USC, serving as
deputy executive director and director of research, respectively.
"Becoming one of the Nation's leaders in complex systems education and
research is a top strategic priority for Stevens," said Dr. Harold Raveche ,
Stevens' president. "This award puts us one step closer to achieving our
Stevens' has also recently been designated the Department of Homeland
Security Center of Excellence for Maritime, Island and Port Security, with the
University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Stevens will lead port security efforts.
Additional information regarding the Department of Defense and the
National Security Agency is available on their respective web sites,
http://www.defenselink.mil and http://www.nsa.gov.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading
technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research.
Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness and
cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global
challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships
and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other
universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. Stevens
offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science,
computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the
humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university
has a total enrollment of 2,150 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students,
with about 250 full-time faculty. Additional information about Stevens can be
found at http://www.stevens.edu.
SOURCE Stevens Institute of Technology