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:

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Fink Eugene Senior Systems Scientist
O'Hallaron David Professor of Computer Science And Electrical And Computer Engineering
Pavlo Andy Assistant Professor
Satyanarayanan Mahadev Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science
Wing Jeannette Consulting Professor
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