SEAri at MIT
Seeking to advance the theories, methods, and effective practice of systems engineering applied to complex socio-technical systems through collaborative research...
Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative (SEAri) brings together a set of sponsored research projects and systems engineering leaders from industry, government, and academia. SEAri is uniquely positioned within the Engineering Systems Division (ESD) and the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This setting offers a robust research and learning environment for advancing systems engineering to meet the contemporary challenges of complex socio-technical systems. SEAri has strategic relationships with several educational and research programs at MIT, and with several other universities.
Application domains include: Aerospace and Defense, Transportation, Infrastructure
- Example projects in system architecture and selection: space systems, UAV swarms, distributed power generation, and urban and high speed rail
Methods include: Engineering Analysis, Decision Analysis, Economics, Operations Research, Social Science Methods
- Example methods developed and applied: tradespace exploration, epoch-era analysis, real options analysis, grounded theory, multi-disciplinary optimization, etc.
Research also addresses characterizing systems engineering as it is applied in practice, and how it can be improved in the future.