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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. Villegas, R. Asenjo, A. Navarro, O. Plata D. Kaeli, Lightweight Hardware Transactional Memory for GPU Scratchpad Memory, in IEEE Transactions on Computers, 67(6), 2018, 816-829
  • C. Lunardi, F. Previlon, D. Kaeli, P. Rech, On the Efficacy of ECC and the Benefits of FinFET Transistor Layout for GPU Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2018
  • Y. Sun, S. Mukherjee, T. Baruah, S. Dong, J. Gutierrez, P. Mohan, D. Kaeli, Evaluating Performance Tradeoffs on the Radeon Open Compute Platform, IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, May 2018, 209-218.
  • C. Luo, Y. Fei, L. Zhang, A. Ding, P. Luo, S. Mukherjee D. Kaeli, Power Analysis Attack of an AES GPU Implementation, Journal of Hardware System Security, 2(1), 2018, 69-82
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