Explore the new and exciting program offered at SMU supporting the Datacenter Systems Engineering (DSE) field. Read about recent press coverage of the DSE program at Lyle. Watch videos to learn more, and read articles penned by industry experts on critical topics related to the DSE industry.


News Coverage

Google Creates New Cloud Region in Dallas, Expanding Capacity and Flexibility - (June 13, 2022)

The Thought Cloud Podcast: Episode 42, International Data Center Day 2022 - (February 7, 2022)

Nancy Novak: Reflections from an Executive Journey - (October 19, 2021)

Data Centre Magazine - (October 2021)

Filling up the Data Center Pool - (November 13, 2017)

SMU-Lyle’s Master of Science in Datacenter Systems Engineering program graduates first student - (June 24, 2016)

8 niche degrees that can really pay off - (December 23, 2015)

SMU’s Lyle School Adds Business Track to Master’s in Datacenter Systems Engineering - (August 27, 2015)

Mastering the Modern Data Center - (August 14, 2014)

SMU to Offer Graduate Degree in Datacenter Systems Engineering - (March 3, 2014)


Related Articles

The Data Center of the Future - (Forbes: January 22, 2020)

ASHRAE Strikes PUE from Data Center Efficiency Standard Draft - (Data Center Knowledge: March 3, 2016)


Scholarship Information

Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) is a non-profit, professional association of technology and business leaders who represent over $150Bn in infrastructure projects in over 130 countries. The organization is guided by an Advisory Council composed of global leaders who manage some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world. Our vision is to Unite the Builders of the Digital Age by enabling our global membership to Connect, Grow, and Give Back. iMasons has four strategic priorities – enhance Education opportunities, champion Diversity & Inclusion, inspire Sustainability and promote Innovation and Technical Excellence. iMasons is proud to offer scholarships to a limited number of SMU MSDSE students who need financial support, with the goal of increasing the diversity in our industry.

To apply please contact Dr. Klyne Smith.


DSE Seminar Series

Spring 2022 Wendi Runyon, VP, Strategy and Business Development, Schneider Electric

10/13/2021 Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters, “Reflections from an Executive Journey

4/5/2021 Greg Ratcliff, Chief Innovation Officer, Vertiv, “Emerging IoT Technology in Critical Facilities

11/9/2020 Bahgat Sammakia, Vice President of Research, SUNY Binghamton, “The impact of the end of Moore's Law on electronic systems integration and packaging: Issues and opportunities effecting IT and data centers

11/19/2019 Ross Bawcum, Vice  President, AT&T.  “Living in the cloud

2/11/2019 Gary Wojtaszek, CEO, CyrusOne. “Data Tsunami - How CyrusOne rides the wave

3/28/2018 Chris Crosby, CEO Compass Datacenters. “Creative destruction…sort of: The on-going evolutions of the datacenter and its implications

10/25/2017 Eddie Schutter, Head of Critical Infrastructure Engineering, eBay “Datacenters: Past, present and future of the best data centers!”

3/29/2017 Kirk Killian, President, Partners National Mission Critical Facilities. “Site selection for data centers

3/21/2017 Christian Belady, Vice President, Microsoft “The challenges of building large scale infrastructure for the cloud

9/27/2016 James Connaughton, CEO, Nautilus Data Technologies “The future is now: A case study in the technology, business and politics of water cooled data centers