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Center Overview

The Center for Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS) pushes the boundaries of file, memory, and storage systems by exploring and developing new technologies and techniques to improve the usability, scalability, security, reliability, and performance of data storage systems.

Universities

  • University of Minnesota
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
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Center Personnel

Dr. Narasimha Reddy
CRIS Site Director, J.W. Runyon, Jr. ’35 Professor I and Associate Dean for Research
979 458-5005
reddy@tamu.edu

Dave Aune
CRIS Managing Director
952 807 6853
dbaune@umn.edu

Dr. David Hung-Chang Du
CRIS Director and Qwest Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
612 385 8781
du@umn.edu

Dr. Krishan Kant
CRIS Site Director and Professor in Computer and Information Systems
703 309 5386
kkant@temple.edu

Research Focus

Research on new storage technologies: flash memory-based solid-state drive, nonvolatile random-access memory, shingled write disks, and kinetic drives. 

  • Research on new storage hierarchies and hyper-convergence: multilevel caching/prefetching, data allocation/migration, multitiered storage, new information technology infrastructure (seamlessly integrating server, storage and networking).
  • Cloud storage and Big Data: OpenStack, key-value store, Hadoop, Spark, Container, Access Hint, cloud storage, software-defined storage. 
  • Input/output (I/O) workload characterization and synthetic workload generation. 
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning approaches for data and storage management and for systems design.