April 1, 2007
Carnegie Mellon's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) hosted their spring technical review March 27-28. The agenda featured sessions in materials and devices, nanofabrication, metrology and instrumentation, modeling and simulation, mechanics and tribology, and signal processing and controls, with 29 oral talks and 32 poster presentations.
Over 100 participants attended, approximately half of whom were industrial affiliates. The event began with Carnegie Mellon President Jared Cohon welcoming visitors and presenting a brief history of the accomplishments of the DSSC, followed by the "State of the DSSC" address by ABB Professor Jimmy Zhu, who directs the Center.
Five new industrial members participated in the review--Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation, SAE, TDK, and Williams Advanced Materials. The DSSC now has a total of 14 member companies.
Many industrial members logged on to a live web broadcast of the proceedings, during which two promising new inventions were introduced, along with updates to other advanced research. Strengthened by close collaboration with industry, the DSSC has been recognized worldwide as the leading university research center in data storage technology.
View the DSSC spring review photo gallery.