April 2, 2008
Carnegie Mellon's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) hosted their spring technical review last week. The agenda featured sessions in hard disk drive mechanics, novel material development, controls and tribology, materials, nanofabrication and devices, and signal processing and circuits. In addition, the DSSC held a special session as part of this Review that explored opportunities in solid state disk and alternative data storage technologies.
Over 100 participants attended, including industrial affiliates, faculty, staff, and students. 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 Professor T. E. Schlesinger, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head, welcoming visitors, followed by the "State of the DSSC" address by ABB Professor Jimmy Zhu, the Center Director.
During the review, DSSC researchers delivered talks and poster sessions to update the Center's members and 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.