Welcome to CSL!

The Computer Systems Laboratory was founded in 1998 as a way to bring together researchers from the ECE and CS Graduate Fields who were broadly interested in computer systems. Today, CSL comprises about 13 full-time Faculty and 40+ Ph.D. students. Additionally, numerous M.Eng. and undergraduate students actively conduct research within CSL. Interaction across departments is a key strength of the lab: CSL Faculty are all ECE and CS Graduate Field members, which allows them to chair Ph.D. committees of students in either Field.

If you are interested in pursuing MS/Ph.D. studies with us, you can apply to either the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Computer Science.

The College of Engineering’s M.Eng program is Cornell’s professional graduate degree in Engineering. Many M.Eng students conduct their project with CSL faculty.

Meet CSL’s Newest Faculty Members

Christina Delimitrou
Assistant Professor, ECE

Prof. Delimitrou works on improving the design and management of large-scale datacenters.

Kirstin H. Petersen
Assistant Professor, ECE

Prof. Petersen is interested in bio-inspired design and coordination of embodied intelligent robot collectives capable of manipulating their shared environment.

Adrian Sampson
Assistant Professor, CS

Prof. Sampson is interested in designing better hardware–software abstractions through vertical research in programming languages and computer architecture.