SERC Leadership

Roger BlakeRoger Blake
Chief Software Engineer, SERC

Roger Blake is the Chief Software Engineer and Research Engineer for the SERC. In this role, he is responsible for researching, architecting, designing and implementing software systems, computer systems and network systems for both research and academia. Roger Blake has over 20 years of professional experience having worked as a Systems Engineer with AT&T, Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Honeywell. Roger Blake earned his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Widener University and his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University. Roger Blake will begin his doctorate program of study in Systems Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in the fall of 2017. He was elected to the Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering), Phi Kappa Phi (National Scholastic), and Alpha Chi (National Scholastic) Honorary Societies.
BBoehmBarry Boehm
Chief Scientist, SERC; TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Director Emeritus, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California.

Dr. Barry Boehm received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He has also received honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000 and in Software Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011.

While at USC, he has served as the Principal Investigator on major research contracts and grants from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, DARPA, ONR, AFRL, USAF-ESC, TACOM, NASA, FAA, and NSF. He has received industry research grants from over 25 industrial organizations. His real-client software engineering project course has successfully completed over 200 projects for USC-neighborhood clients and educated over 2000 students in an integrated approach to systems engineering and software engineering. He has published over 400 papers and books, with over 20,000 citations, and a Google Scholar h-index of 64.

Megan Clifford
Manager of Program Operations, SERC

Formerly serving as the Director of Industry and Government Relations and working to grow the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises (CCSE) within Stevens Institute of Technology, Ms. Clifford brings her passion and drive to help grow the SERC by further connecting innovative, systems-oriented research initiatives among the collaborating universities. Ms. Clifford holds a Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Management with a concentration in Engineering Economics from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Verma_4317-EditDinesh Verma
Executive Director, SERC; Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Dinesh Verma is a Professor in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), the first University Affiliated Research Center established by the DoD for Systems Engineering Research. He also serves as the Scientific Advisor to the Director of the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven, Holland. Prior to this role, he served as Technical Director at Lockheed Martin Undersea Systems, in Manassas, Virginia, in the area of adapted systems and supportability engineering processes, methods and tools for complex system development and integration.

Wade_4422Jon Wade
Chief Technology Officer, SERC; Director, Systems and Software Division, Distinguished Research Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Jon Wade is the Director of the Systems and Software Division within the in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as a Distinguished Research Professor, where he conducts research in the areas of systems thinking, complex systems and the use of technology in systems engineering education. He also serves at the Chief Technology Officer for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC). He has an extensive background in leading research and development organizations and managing the development of Enterprise systems.