Building innovative systems of sufficient realism, scale, performance and usability to directly impact the practice of computing is a hallmark of Carnegie Mellon.

We often use the statement “System building is a first-class activity” to signify our belief that this activity is worthy of the finest minds and deserves the highest respect. We also believe that the effort involved in building realistic systems is amply rewarded by the insights gained and the impact achieved.

A rich tradition of systems such as Mach, Warp, Camelot, AFS, Spice, Hydra, Cm* and C.mmp stretching over twenty-five years forms the backdrop for our current research.

Faculty working in this area:

Last Firstsort descending Title Email
Pavlo Andy Associate Professor
Lucia Brandon Assistant Professor
Parno Bryan Associate Professor
Faloutsos Christos Professor
Andersen David Professor
O'Hallaron David Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of CS Masters Program
Garlan David Associate Dean for Masters Programs; Professor
Brumley David Affiliated Faculty
Skarlatos Dimitrios Assistant Professor
Gibson Garth Consulting Professor
Fanti Giulia Assistant Professor
Ganger Greg Professor
Miller Heather Assistant Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Wing Jeannette Adjunct Faculty
Sherry Justine Assistant Professor
Crane Keenan Associate Professor
Satyanarayanan Mahadev Carnegie Group University Professor of Computer Science
Shaw Mary A. J. Perlis University Professor; Faculty
Harchol-Balter Mor Professor
Beckmann Nathan Assistant Professor
Steenkiste Peter Professor of Computer Science & Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bryant Randy University Professor Emeritus
Vinayak Rashmi Korlakai Assistant Professor
Harper Robert Professor
Maxion Roy Research Professor
Goldstein Seth Associate Professor
Seshan Srinivasan Professor; Department Head, Computer Science Department
Kumar Swarun Assistant Professor
Mowry Todd Professor
Sekar Vyas Assistant Professor
Zheng Wenting Assistant Professor
Agarwal Yuvraj Affiliated Faculty; Associate Professor
Jia Zhihao Assistant Professor
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