Strength in computer systems has been a pillar of our department since its earliest days. This focus has led to notable contributions, for example, in cyber-physical systems, compilers, grid computing, and computer architecture. Maintaining this strength is important for maintaining our reputation, but even more importantly, for supporting other research initiatives in our strategic plan. All these initiatives will depend on expertise in architecture, operating systems, compilers, and so forth. At the same time, as hiring nationwide in systems areas seems to have slowed dramatically, this is an opportune time to boost our strength in these areas, recruit outstanding candidates, and stand out as a leading department, as we have a good foundation on which to build. For example, according to csrankings.org, UVA is ranked 34th in computer systems overall, 19th in computer architecture, and 11th in real-time, embedded, and mobile systems.