MSU, ERDC Launch Collaborative Research Initiative

October 24, 2014

MSU, ERDC Launch Collaborative Research InitiativeOfficials from Mississippi State University, State of Mississippi and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed an agreement to create the Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER) at the Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory in Vicksburg. The collaborative research initiative will create a hub to develop advanced systems that enhance existing industries, attract new jobs, and bolster national defense capabilities.

The institute's primary objectives are:
  • Research systems engineering concepts and design of tools to facilitate Department of Defense systems development and decision making processes.
  • Enhance strategic and operational analysis for ERDC and MSU programs and efforts.
  • Leverage existing capabilities and expertise previously developed at MSU and ERDC to establish a national center of excellence in systems engineering.

The collaboration with ERDC will utilize a range of the university's research assets including the Portera High Performance Computer Center, which is home to the nation's 11th fastest supercomputer at an academic institution, and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and CAVS Extension Office, which assist Mississippi industries with manufacturing, logistics and risk management solutions, among other projects.

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