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Miriam Leeser

Interim Chair & Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
409 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Miriam Leeser is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern where she is head of the Reconfigurable and GPU Computing Laboratory.  She received her BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and Diploma and PhD degrees in computer science from Cambridge University in England. She was on the faculty at Cornell University's Department of Electrical Engineering before coming to Northeastern, where she is a member of the Computer Engineering research group. Her research includes using heterogeneous architectures for signal and image processing applications including wireless communications as well as implementing computer arithmetic and verifying critical applications. She is a senior member of the IEEE and of the ACM.



  • PhD, Cambridge University, 1988. Joined Northeastern in 1996.

Research & Scholarship Interests

Accelerators for compute intensive applications: reconfigurable hardware and graphics processing units (GPUs). Applications including biocomputing, machine learning, software-defined radio. Uses and implementations of computer arithmetic.
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Selected Publications

Books and book chapters

V. Ross, M. Leeser, GPGPU Computing for Cloud Auditing, High Performance Cloud Auditing and Applications, Springer, November 2013

Papers in refereed conferences

P. Grossmann, M. Leeser, M. Onabajo, Minimum Energy Operation for Clustered Island-Style FPGAs, in Proceedings of the ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field Programmable Gate Arrays p 157-166, ACM, February, 2013

N. Moore, M. Leeser, L. S. King, Kernel Specialization for Improved Adaptability and Performance on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), in Parallel & Distributed Processing (IPDPS), 2013 IEEE 27th International Symposium on p 1037-1048, May 2013

D. Kusinsky, M. Leeser, FPGA-based Hyperspectral Covariance Coprocessor for Size, Weight, and Power Constrained Platforms, in High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC), 2013 IEEE, p 1-6, September, 2013

X. Fang, M. Leeser, Vendor Agnostic, High Performance, Double Precision Floating Point Division for FPGAs, in High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC), IEEE, p 1-5, 2013 

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January 30, 2017

ECE Interim Chair Miriam Leeser, Associate Chair Waleed Meleis, and Associate Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris met with undergraduate students in the ECE Student Advisory Board to discuss their...

January 4, 2017

ECE PhD Student Benjamin Drozdenko named a Spring 2017 Dissertation Completion Awardee from Northeastern University’s Provost Office. Drozdenko is co-advised by Professor Miriam Leeser and...

March 2, 2016

ECE Professor Miriam Leeser will appear as a featured speaker at WInnComm ’16 in Reston, Virginia.

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