March 27, 2009
The Data Storage Systems Center was one of several College of Engineering research centers featured in the spring 2009 issue of Carnegie Mellon Engineering magazine. In the article "Returns on Investment," author Sherry Stokes outlines the college's long, prosperous relationship with corporate sponsors and the benefits both receive as a result of such close collaboration.
The DSSC is held up as an example of an academia-industry partnership that has literally transformed the field. The story highlights the center's history and the comprehensive approach to fundamental research that keeps it relevant and attractive to sponsors. "Companies will invest in us because of the quality of our research, our vision and drive for innovation," says DSSC Director Jimmy Zhu in the article.