Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

2017 DSSC Fall Technical Review

November 6, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

The DSSC Technical Review at Carnegie Mellon University, held once a year, is an opportunity for center members, invited guests, and DSSC personnel to be brought up-to-date on current DSSC research progress through oral presentations and poster sessions that highlight the center's project areas.

Register: Online registration is no longer available.


Monday, November 6
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Marquis Room, 5201 Scott Hall, Pittsburgh Campus
7:30-9:00 Breakfast
Opening Remarks
9:00-9:20 Welcome & State of the DSSC 
Jimmy Zhu
Session I: HAMR Media
9:30-9:40 HAMR Media Research Focus at DSSC
David Laughlin
9:40-9:55 Magnetic Oxide Added to Grain Boundary Material for L10 HAMR Media
Bing Zhou
9:55-10:15 Controlling FePt grain size with granular MgO-C interlayer for HAMR
Varaprasad Bollapragada
10:15-10:25 Fabrication of Ideal HAMR Disk Media 
Tong Mo
Morning Break
10:25-10:45 Break and Poster Session
Session I: HAMR Modeling and Analysis
10:45-10:55 HAMR System Research Focus at DSSC
James Bain
10:55-11:10 Magnetization Curve for Granular FePt Media
Jimmy Zhu
11:10-11:25 Combined NFT and Writer Modeling
Cheng-Ming Chow
11:25-11:40 Medium and Head Design for Curvature Correction
Yuwei Qin
11:40-11:55 Measurement of Thermal Transport across the ABS
Minyoung Jeong
11:55-12:10 Understanding Transition Jitter
Yuwei Qin
Lunch and Poster Session
12:10-1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
Session II: Memory and Logic
1:00-1:10 Nonvolatile Memory and Logic
Jimmy Zhu
1:10-1:25 High Speed STT-MRAM Incorporating AFM
Abir Shadman
1:25-1:40 Pure Spin Current Transport in Antiferromagnets
Ran Cheng
1:40-1:55 Electric-insulating Magnetic-coupling Layer for mCell
Yang Liu
1:55-2:10 Scanning TEM Imaging of Conducting Filaments in RRAM
Yuanzhi Ma
2:10-2:25 Phase Change Dynamics and Scaling
Phoebe Yeoh
2:25-3:00 Discussion of Future Directions
Jimmy Zhu/James Bain
Advisory Board Meeting
3:00-4:15 Closed Session
4:30-5:30 Feedback Session with Faculty
Reception and Dinner
5:30-6:00 Transportation to Wyndham
6:00-7:00 Reception and poster session at Wyndham
7:00-9:30 Dinner at Wyndham
Talk: Remanence Computing -- Jimmy Zhu

Reservations can be made at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.

Telephone: 1-800-864-8287

Room Rate: $149/night.

Group Code: 11056841DF

DSSC Fall Review Discount cut off date: October 15, 2017.

Parking Complimentary.

The DSSC will provide transportation between the Wyndham and campus through Harper Transportation.

Please be in the lobby of the hotel a few minutes before departure time for morning trips to Roberts Hall.

Monday, November 6
7:20 a.m.

One trip from Wyndham to Roberts Hall

7:45 a.m.

One trip from Wyndham to Roberts Hall

5:30 p.m.

One trip from Roberts Hall to Wyndham for Reception and Poster Session

5:45 p.m.

One trip from Roberts Hall to Wyndham for Reception and Poster Session

Please note that breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. 

The meetings are being held in the Marquis Room in the new Scott Hall. Access to Scott Hall is through Roberts Hall via the walkway from the Atrium. Someone will be in the Atrium to direct you.