The Institute for Systems Research (ISR) is a permanent, interdisciplinary research unit in the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. It is home to cross disciplinary research and education programs in systems engineering and sciences, and is committed to developing basic solution methodologies and tools for systems problems in a variety of application domains. ISR-based projects are conducted through partnerships with industry and government, bringing together faculty and students from multiple academic departments and colleges across the university.
ISR began as one of the National Science Foundation's first Engineering Research Centers in 1985. It attained permanent institute status at the University of Maryland in 1992 and graduated from the NSF program in 1996.