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:

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