July 24, 2015
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
In the interest of maximizing opportunities for outreach, the Center for Magnetic Recording Research has requested and been granted a name change to the Center for Memory and Recording Research.
CMRR was established in 1983 in partnership with a consortium of U.S. companies in the magnetic recording industry. The ongoing mission of the Center is the advancement of the state-of-the-art in information storage and memory technologies and systems, in partnership with the information technology industries and government agencies. To fulfill this mission, the Center engages in three interrelated activities: basic and applied research; education at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels; and transfer of technology to the public and private sectors.
In all three areas, CMRR has been successful over the last three decades in contributing to the remarkable progress in digital data storage and memory technologies, one of the underpinnings of the modern information age. While initially founded to study data storage systems, CMRR's research has expanded to include significant research into non-volatile memory technologies and systems that are increasingly becoming an important component of modern computers. The change of name to Center for Memory and Recording Research is a natural move because of the expanded research thrust into memory technologies. This name retains the CMRR acronym that has become well known over the past 30 years but better reflects the current research activities. The inclusion of 'Memory' in the name will also be important for the future CMRR's major research thrusts in fundamental memory properties of materials and devices and new computer paradigms. This is a name change only.
To find out more about CMRR, please visit their website:
Please join me in supporting the important work of the CMRR under their new name: the Center for Memory and Recording Research.