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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; GPUs; heterogeneous computing; performance analysis; security and information assurance; hardware reliability and recovery; Big Data analytics; workload characterization
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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. Jadidi, M. Arjomand, M. Tavana, D. Kaeli, M. Kandemir, C. Das, Exploring the Potential for Collaborative Data Compression and Hard-Error Tolerance in Resistive Memories, 47th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, 2017
  • X. Gong, Z. Chen, A.K. Ziabari, R. Ubal, D. Kaeli, TwinKernels: An Execution Model to Improve GPU Hardware Scheduling at Compile Time, Proceedings of the 2017 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, 2017, 39-49
  • Z.-H. Jiang, Y. Fei, D. Kaeli, A Complete Key Recovery Timing Attack on a GPU, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, 2016, 394-405
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Related News

September 28, 2018

COE Distinguished Professor David Kaeli has received a 3-year $753K DARPA Software-Defined Hardware TA-2 grant titled "Mitchell," as part of a 3-partner team that includes Systems Technology Research and Purdue University.

September 12, 2018

CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been awarded $13.2M over five years from the National Institutes of Health to lead a renewal of the multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research project, entitled, “Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico (ECHO-PRO).

September 6, 2018

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a "Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy - Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE".

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