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Data Storage Systems Center


About the DSSC

The Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) at Carnegie Mellon University is an interdisciplinary research and educational organization whose mission is to advance information storage technologies. Faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines at Carnegie Mellon are developing the fundamental understanding of the science and advanced engineering methods required for future generations of information storage systems.

The DSSC is a collaborative effort between several Carnegie Mellon departments:

Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Department of Physics

Moura Elected to National Academy of Engineering


University Professor José M.F. Moura has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors an engineer can achieve.

ECE Hosts Local STEMM Students


More than 30 enthusiastic Pittsburgh area high school juniors and seniors from the Western Pennsylvania Summer STEMM Academy spent the morning of July 30th at Carnegie Mellon University. Students toured campus labs and saw the things they studied come to life, thanks to Mechanical Engineering Professor Jonathan Cagan who coordinated the tours. Highlights included ECE’s MEMS Lab, the Nanorobotics Lab and the Thin Film Manufacturing Lab.

Bain Discusses Data Backup on Local CBS Affiliate


ECE Professor and Associate DSSC Director James Bain has two important messages for the modern computer user: back up your data and plan to move it from time to time if you want it 40 years from now. During a broadcast in February, Bain instructed KDKA-TV's John Shumway and the CBS affiliate's viewers that the best way to preserve important data on your personal computer is to back it up in at least two places, including the cloud.


For more information on DSSC events, contact Pat Grieco.


Headway Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
MagIC Technologies
SAE International
Showa Denko
Western Digital Hard Drives

Data Storage Systems Center / Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 / Phone: 412-268-6600 / Fax: 412-268-3497