The Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) is focused on all aspects of integrated system design and manufacturing that spans from network-on-a-chip architectures to self-adaptable analog and digital circuits, to ultra low-power nano devices, bio chips, and the CAD methodologies that enable them. Our 18 faculty researchers span several Carnegie Mellon departments that include Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Currently, the center has over 80 graduate students working in or across various areas that include manufacturing, circuits, systems and other emerging technologies. Founded in 2000, CSSI builds on over 25 years of experience in the electronic design automation industry that began with a sustaining grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Today our research is supported by the U.S. government, various consortiums and industry.
We have active research collaborations with dozens of companies and institutions from all over the world and graduates from the center are well positioned in both industry and academia. We encourage you to explore our website and to identify areas of potential engagement as either a new industrial affiliate or student researcher.
CSSI is housed on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Hammerschlag Hall and enjoys state-of-the-art compute, conference and office facilities.