A Look Back: SERC Annual Events 2017

Thank you to all those who joined us in Washington, D.C. for the 5th Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum (SDSF) and 9th Annual SERC Sponsor Research Review (SSRR) and a special thanks to all our speakers, presenters and supporting staff.

The 2017 SERC Annual Events were a grand success, featuring a comprehensive exchange of ideas among academic leaders, government agencies and industry leaders on the most pressing systems challenges facing the defense and intelligence communities. The agenda included discussions on SERC research projects, which span many domains and industries, including finance, telecommunications, computing, and transportation, in addition to defense. Additionally, doctoral students at SERC Collaborator Universities presented their systems research in discussions and poster sessions. Congratulations to this year’s Best Student Paper award winner, Dr. Davinia Rizzo, Stevens Institute of Technology and Sandia National Laboratories, for her paper “A Predictive Analysis Framework for Six Degrees of Freedom Vibration Qualification.” Her presentation can be viewed here. Also, 2017 marks our first presentation of the SERC Founders Award, presented to Dr. Art Pyster, former SERC Chief Operating Officer, commemorating his “leadership and sustained contribution to the networked community of systems engineering education and research.” Thank you again, Dr. Pyster for being a SERC Champion.

Dr. Wilson Felder, Dr. Dinesh Verma and Ms. Kristen Baldwin, congratulating 2018 Best Student Paper Award winner, Dr. Davinia Rizzo

“The work we do at the SERC at Stevens is truly a collaborative effort,” said Dr. Dinesh Verma, Executive Director of the SERC. “These forums exemplify our vision at the SERC at Stevens and our aim to cross boundaries through integrative collaboration in the systems engineering community.”

We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. There were many topics covered during the workshop and the presenters did an outstanding job of sharing their research. If you would like to contact any presenter with questions, please email us at SERC@sercuarc.org. We hope that you continue to be engaged with the SERC.  Stay tuned for upcoming events by visiting sercuarc.org.


The posters and presentations have been uploaded to the website. Click below to view them

2017 SERC Doctoral Students Forum

2017 SERC Sponsor Research Review









Save the date for next year’s SERC Annual events

It’s the 10th year anniversary of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)!


SERC Doctoral Students Forum | SERC Sponsor Research Review

November 7-8, 2018 – FHI 360 | Washington DC


For any questions, please email us at serc@sercuarc.org.