Institute for Systems Research
Welcome to ISR!
Originally the Systems Research Center, ISR is one of the National Science Foundation's original six engineering research centers.
More than 60 ISR faculty, from 13 departments and five University of Maryland colleges, develop basic solution methodologies and tools for a wide range of systems problems.
ISR offers M.S., M.Eng. and certificate options in systems engineering with a variety of specializations and both thesis and non-thesis options.
ISR research addresses issues associated with the technical development of systems.
Engineering and biological system frontiers can be pushed because engineers have powerful analysis and design tools that ISR was key in developing.
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