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David Kaeli

COE Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
333 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


David Kaeli received a BS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He is presently a COE Distinguished Processor on the ECE faculty at Northeastern University, Boston, MA where he directs the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Laboratory (NUCAR). Prior to joining Northeastern in 1993, Kaeli spent 12 years at IBM, the last 7 at T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.

Dr. Kaeli is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM. In 1996, he received the NSF CAREER Award. He is a member of Institute for Complex Scientific Software and the Institute for Information Assurance.  His Laboratory is a NVIDIA CUDA Research Center, an AMD Strategic Academic Partner, and a HSA Center of Excellence in Heterogeneous Computing.


  • PhD, Rutgers University, 1992. 

Research & Scholarship Interests

Computer architecture; heterogeneous computing; performance analysis; embedded systems; security and information assurance; back-end compilers; profile-guided optimization; hardware reliability and recovery; image databases; software engineering; workload characterization; GPGPU
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Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Distinguished Scientist, Association of Computing Machinery
  • Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, HSA Foundation 

Selected Publications

  • A.K. Ziabari, J.L. Abellan, R. Ubal, C. Chen, A. Joshi, D. Kaeli, Leveraging Silicon-photonic NOC for Desigining Scalable GPUs, Proceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing, 2015, 273-282
  • D. Kaeli, P. Mistry, D. Schaa, D. Zhang, Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL 2.0, Morgan Kaufmann Publishing, 2015
  • Y. Ukidave, F.N. Paravecino, L. Yu, C. Kalra, D. Kaeli, et al., NUPAR: Benchmark Suite for Modern GPU Architectures, Proceedings of the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, 2015, 253-264
  • M. Wilkening, V. Sridharan, S. Li, F. Previlon, D. Kaeli, et al., Calculating Architectural Vulnterability Factors for Spatial Multi-bit Transient Faults, Proceedings of the 47th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2014, 293-305
  • B. Jang, D. Schaa, P. Mistry, D. Kaeli, Exploiting Memory Access Patterns to Improve Memory Performance in Data Parallel Architectures, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, 22(1), 2011, 105-118
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