News and Events

New   UMN CRIS Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Date : Wednesday and Thursday, April 27-28, 2016
Venue : DTC Walter Library 402

New    Workshop on Big Data + Storage Systems
Date : Friday, April 29, 2016
Time : 8 AM to 5 PM.
Venue : DTC Walter Library 402

Research Group Meetings - Fall 2015

The following group meetings will be held evey week.

Kinetic Drive Tue. 9-10AM, Room: 5-212 Keller Hall
SMR Drive Thu. 9-10AM, Room: 4-204C Keller Hall
Tiered Storage Fri. 9-10AM, Room: 4-204C Keller Hall
SDS+SDN Fri. 12-1:30PM, Room: 405 Walter Library

Check out the Publications page for a list of recent and past publications.

Conference Deadlines

USENIX ATC - January
SIGCOMM - January
OSDI - May
ACM SoCC - June
FAST - September
NSDI - October
EuroSys - October

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About CRIS

The Center for Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS) is a partnership between universities and industry, featuring high-quality, industrially relevant fundamental research, strong industrial support of collaboration in research and education, and direct transfer of university developed ideas, research results, and technology to U.S. industry to improve its competitive posture in world markets. Through innovative education of talented graduate and undergraduate students, CRIS is providing the next generation of scientists and engineers with a broad, industrially oriented perspective on engineering research and practice. CRIS currently consists of three universities: University of Minnesota, Temple University and Texas A&M

Collaborative Sites

CRIS at Temple University

CRIS at Texas A&M

Center Mission

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

The Center is established in the University of Minnesota a university with strong ties to the storage system industry: Minneapolis has long been a center of the storage industry in the United States. Research projects in the Center are supported by industrial members, and the Center encourages frequent participation by industry employees in the projects: participation in weekly meetings via phone call, email discussions, and face-to-face meetings. The Center encourages students to engage member companies via summer internships, facilitating technology transfer and building strong ties that can result in full-time employment after graduation.


The Center is primarily supported by its industrial membership and by funding from the National Science Foundation. The Center is part of the Industry & University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC) at NSF.