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