The Biologically Inspired Design-for-Resilience (BID4R) Lab uses a combination of design methodology, systems engineering and complex system modeling to examine biologically inspired approaches to increase systems, systems of systems and multi-agent system resilience.

Impact is highly valued in the BID4R Lab. It may include sharing outcomes at conferences, in workshops, during internships, in professional development courses, in undergraduate courses and through outreach. The BID4R Lab is part of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is led by Dr. Bryan Watson.

Our mission is to:

  • Develop ERAU graduates as expert engineers, thinkers and leaders.
  • Develop approaches to increase resilience, thus protecting people, industries and communities from disruption and harm.
  • Expand the use of biologically inspired design as a paradigm for exploring new, novel engineering challenges.

Lab Information

Locations: Lehman Building, Room 364

Lab Director: Dr. Bryan Watson

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email