Skip to main content

The Systems Research Consortium is an industrial affiliate program that seeks to forge a close relationship between university, faculty and graduate students in systems-related fields and our natural partners in industry. The Systems Research Consortium creates an exchange in which affiliate partners benefit from access to cutting-edge knowledge and top talent while the university gains a clearer understanding of the practical challenges confronting industry.











Computing applications continue to evolve. Systems research focuses on advancing the core of computing technologies in order to support and greatly advance a wide variety of industries and application areas. UT’s Systems Research Consortium faculty and students manage several labs and conduct world-class systems research in the following areas:

  • Data Centers
  • Computer Architecture
  • Accelerators
  • FPGAs
  • GPGPUs
  • Operating Systems
  • Secure Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Networking

Sponsorship Benefits

Acknowledgement of sponsorship on SRC website, on all SRC promotional materials, and at all affiliated events. Two attendee registrations to the UT Systems Research Symposium.
Recruit highly qualified students for co-ops, internships and permanent positions through SRC dissemination of career and internship opportunities relevant to studies as provided by SRC affiliates.
One affiliate hosted technical talk or other facilitated on-campus event to interested students promoted by the SRC and relevant academic departments.  
Opportunity for increased engagement with students through classroom interaction, such as guest lectures, projects, and/or mentorship in systems-related courses.
Two invitations to the Symposium VIP dinner and networking event. Invitation to attend systems-related talks and lectures conducted through relevant university speaker series.
Work on campus with SRC faculty, staff, and students for periodic consultation to learn about the most advanced technologies. Access to live demos and lab tours and engage in tailored one-on-one research discussions with consortium faculty.
Access to SRC resume book and to approved university facilities for on-campus interviews in conjunction with the UT Systems Research Symposium and other recruiting events.
Enhanced access to consulting through SRC contacts. Additional opportunities for faculty engagement in research collaborations, including use of affiliate equipment in on-campus research.  
An annual visit at mutually agreeable dates and locations to industrial affiliate sponsor company from SRC faculty to present the latest research results from the SRC labs.  
Ability to submit a nominee for Research Associate: Research Fellow or Visiting Researcher/Scholar. Visiting lecturers and researchers may participate in in-class lecture series, student theses committees, and join in research with SRC faculty and students (subject to university guidelines).    

Benefit Details Defined

The following information clarifies terms referenced under Sponsorship Benefits.


An annual meeting is held on campus for all members of the program. This gathering provides an important opportunity to meet with faculty and students, exchange technical information and ideas with others, and obtain information on current and future developments in systems. This meeting emphasizes the importance of constant interaction and exchange between the university and our affiliate partners via workshops, student activities, research and personal contact. An important part of the affiliate’s role is to ensure that faculty and students are aware of industrial conditions and needs, keeping them current on present development and future plans via a constant exchange of theory and methodology.


Technical talks, networking, dissemination of career and internship opportunities, and on-campus interviews are just a few of the ways we work to connect our affiliates with top students. The Systems Research Consortium provides a powerful means by which companies can build out a robust talent pipeline.


Technical talks are one of the cornerstones of academic exchange within UT Computer Science. Affiliates interested in increasing awareness on the nature of the work at their respective companies are encouraged to lead a technical discussion on the university campus for faculty and students. University staff will help facilitate room bookings and event promotion.


Affiliates are invited to attend a variety of relevant speaker series and discussion opportunities at The University of Texas at Austin throughout the course of the academic year. Talks available through the series will be directly focused on systems related research, including topics covering operating and distributed systems, networking, security, storage and architecture. Affiliates will work directly with their staff relationship liaisons to identify topics of greatest interest and relevance.


Affiliates may nominate personnel as Systems Research Consortium visiting researchers or research fellows, who conduct relevant research on The University of Texas at Austin campus. All visitors must be actively collaborating with UTCS faculty for the duration of their stay. Visitors may use university resources and their own skills to further their personal interests, deepen their companies’ knowledge of target topics, or both. Visiting researchers bring practical experience that enriches and informs intellectual exchange. Acceptance as a visiting researcher or fellow is subject to relevant university policies and guidelines on a space available basis.

Systems Faculty

Aditya Akella

Professor, Computer Science

Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Networks

Vijay Chidambaram

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Storage

Chris Rossbach

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Operating Systems, Synchronization, Parallel Architectures

Hovav Schacham

Professor, Computer Science

Operating Systems, Synchronization, Parallel Architectures

Emmett Witchel

Professor, Computer Science

Operating Systems, Architecture, Security

Neeraja Yadwadkar

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Architecture, Computer Systems, and Embedded Systems


Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Microsoft is on the forefront of technology because of the people who work here. Creative and passionate people who love what they do. From operating systems, to applications, to games, to internet technologies, we're ushering in the next generation of computing. By creating and supporting software that furthers understanding, lightens workloads and increases communication, we're changing the way people work, live and play.
At VMware, we thrive on forward momentum. We are an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT through cloud computing. Through our strong ties to the academic community, we strive to connect with top university students to infuse new ideas into the innovation culture at VMware. As a student, the contributions that you make are both real and amplified, impacting the company,our customers and the larger community.

Interested in learning more about sponsorship?

Please contact Lainey Corliss, Associate Director of Industry and Research Relations