SERC Talks! A Research Webinar Series

SERC TalksOn June 1, 2016, the Systems Engineering Research Center launched “SERC Talks,” a research webinar series, open to all. SERC Talks features researchers from our Systems Engineering community sharing their insights on various questions relevant to Systems Engineering and its evolution. Dr. Barry Boehm, our Editor-in-Chief of the series curates SERC Talks to center around prevalent topics of our community. The series first focused on Model-Centric Systems Engineering. In 2017, SERC Talks is investigating,  first Cyber-Physical Learning Systems and then delving into Cybersecurity. This series, stemming from the technical presentations which took place periodically during our SERC Collaborator WebEx meetings, will continue to grow and touch on other subjects and aspires to create an ongoing and more collaborative dialogue between academia, government and industry sectors. As always, SERC strives to grow Systems Engineering research into areas which can transition into impact. SERC Talks are generally the first Wednesday of every other month at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. Check back here for updates.

SERC Talks are recorded and available for viewing on the SERC Youtube Channel as well as below. Suggestions and input on what would be most interesting and beneficial to you for future topics and presenters  are welcomed; please send questions and comments to

Upcoming Talks

April 5 | Paul Rosenbloom, University of Southern California

Can Graphical Models Provide a Sufficient Basis for General Intelligence?





June 7 | Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia

What Are Cyber-Social Learning Systems And How Will We Form Them?

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Cyber-Physical Learning Systems Series


February 1 | Grady Booch, IBM Almaden Laboratory

What Is The Self?

Model-Centric Engineering Series

rhodes_rossDecember 7 | Donna Rhodes and Adam Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Why is Human-Model Interactivity Important to the Future of Model-Centric Systems Engineering?


October 20 | Gary Witus, Wayne State University

What Lives at the Intersection of MOSA and Set-Based Design?



August 4 | Mark Blackburn, Megan Clifford, Dinesh Verma, Stevens Institute of Technology

What Were the Top Issues and Opportunities from the SERC Model-Centric Design and Acquisition Forum?


June 1 | Babak Heydari, Stevens Institute of Technology

We Need a New Design Perspective for Socio-technical Systems.
Can Complex Network Perspective Be a Viable Candidate?