Building Curve


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.


Events in Systems

News in Systems

SCS Faculty Earn 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships

Friday, February 17, 2023
Rashmi Vinayak and Yuanzhi Li have earned 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships in recognition of their research accomplishments. They are among 125 early career researchers from 54 institutions to receive the award from the Alfred P

CMU Professors Awarded NSF Future of Work Grant

Monday, November 21, 2022
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has announced that a team of professors from the School of Computer Science (SCS) and the Heinz College of Information Systems, Public Policy and Management has received one of 14 Future

Measuring Internet resilience in Ukraine

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
When Carnegie Mellon master’s students Akshath Jain, Deepayan Patra, and Mike Xu reached out to Department of Computer Science associate professor Justine Sherry, asking to take her doctoral level “Computer Networks” course, they never imagined

Faculty Working in this Area

Last First Professional Title Available To Advise?
Amvrosiadis George Associate Research Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Andersen David Professor
Beckmann Nathan Associate Professor
Brumley David Professor of ECE, Affiliated Faculty
Crane Keenan Associate Professor
Faloutsos Christos Fredkin University Professor of Computer Science
Fanti Giulia Assistant Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Ganger Gregory Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Garlan David Professor
Gibbons Phillip Professor
Gibson Garth Consulting Professor
Goldstein Seth Associate Professor
Harchol-Balter Mor Dr. Bruce J. Nelson Professor of Computer Science
Harper Robert Professor
Jia Limin Research Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Jia Zhihao Assistant Professor
Kumar Swarun Associate Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Li Minchen Assistant Professor
Lucia Brandon Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Martins Ruben Assistant Research Professor
Mowry Todd Professor
O'Hallaron David Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Parno Bryan Professor
Patel Jignesh Professor
Pavlo Andrew Associate Professor
Saad Feras Assistant Professor
Satyanarayanan Mahadev Jaime Carbonell University Professor of Computer Science
Sekar Vyas Tan Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Affiliated Faculty
Seshan Srinivasan Joseph Traub Professor of Computer Science; Department Head, Computer Science Department
Shaw Mary A. J. Perlis University Professor, Affiliated Faculty
Sherry Justine Associate Professor
Skarlatos Dimitrios Assistant Professor
Steenkiste Peter Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vinayak Rashmi Korlakai Associate Professor
Wing Jeannette Adjunct Faculty
Zheng Wenting Assistant Professor
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