October 1, 2007
Carnegie Mellon's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) hosted their fall technical review last week. The agenda featured sessions in hard disk drive (HDD) heads and media, HDD servos and channels, tribology and mechanics, and signal processing and controls.
Over 100 participants attended, including industrial affiliates, faculty, staff, and students. Samsung Electronics, a new industrial affiliate, participated in the review. The center also hosted a number of guests from companies that are considering membership. The DSSC now has a total of 12 member companies. Many industrial members logged on to a live web broadcast of the proceedings.
The event began with Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering and Phillip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, welcoming visitors, followed by the "State of the DSSC" address by ABB Professor Jimmy Zhu, who directs the Center.
During the review, DSSC researchers delivered talks and poster sessions to update the center's members, invited guests, and other DSSC personnel on current research progress. The technical reviews are held twice a year, in the fall and spring. 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 fall review photo gallery.