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Department Research Centers


SERC: Systems Engineering Research Center

The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) supports Systems Engineering research. Systems Engineering is recognized as an essential engineering discipline that enables the successful conceptualization, definition, design, development, and sustainment of complex systems to meet stakeholder objectives.

Examples of these systems include large sophisticated government and defense/national security systems, healthcare, energy, communications, transportation and the integration between these large, complex systems. SERC’s vision is to be a premier industry and government collaborator, fostering mutually beneficial and ongoing relationships with our partners.

SERC is prepared to address the continuously emerging, complex, and multi-faceted challenges and socio-technical problems that are at the frontiers of world needs.

IMSE Affiliation: Dr. Susan Ferreira is the founding director


Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, and Statistics (COSMOS)

The Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics (COSMOS) is a world leader in developing analytics that integrate ideas from statistics, mathematical optimization, and stochastic modeling, and applying these methods for decision-making in complex real-world systems.

COSMOS includes collaborations with faculty across UTA in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Business, Nursing, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs as well as UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 

COSMOS professors are a highly collaborative and enthusiastic group that educate and supervise intelligent students who are interested in the challenge of real world problems.

IMSE Affiliation: Dr. Jay Rosenberger is the director. Dr. Victoria Chen and Dr. Bill Corley are co-founders; Dr. Shouyi Wang is a faculty leader


Radio Frequency & Auto Identification

The Radio Frequency & Auto Identification (RAID) Labs is made up of two high-class facilities, the RFID Lab and the Auto ID Lab. RAID's goal is to provide integrated solutions in logistics and other data-driven environments through automatic data capture, real-world prototypes, and analysis. 

RAID Lab's vision is to enhance the Industrial Engineering field by utilizing research methodologies to provide solutions in the areas of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Supply Chain Logistics, and Engineering Management and to support project initiatives like RFID, Logistics, Manufacturing (Six-Sigma and Lean initiatives), and Information Technology (ERP, WMS).

IMSE Affiliation: Dr. Erick Jones is the Lab Director