Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Science

Computer Architecture
Computer Science and Economics
Duke Energy Initiative

Biographical Sketch

Benjamin Lee is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. His research focuses on computer architecture and systems, energy efficiency, performance modeling, and algorithmic economics for resource management.

Dr. Lee received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, his S.M. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University, and his post-doctorate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He has held visiting research positions at Microsoft Research, Intel Corporation, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Honors & Awards

2018 Best Paper Nomination, Int'l Symp. High-Perf. Comp. Arch. (HPCA)
2017 Outstanding PhD Dissertation, Duke ECE
2016 ASPLOS Best Paper Award
2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks, Honorable Mentions
2014 IEEE Micro Top Picks
2013 Nortel Networks Professorship
2012 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2011 Google Faculty Research Award.
2011 Research Highlight, Communications of the ACM
2010 Research Highlight, Communications of the ACM
2009 IEEE Micro Top Picks
2009 Computing Innovation Fellowship, National Science Foundation
2008 Best Paper Nomination, Int'l Symp. Microarchitecture (MICRO)
2008 Harvard Nominee, ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
2008 Invited Participant, St. Gallen Symposium
2007 Invited Participant, St. Gallen Symposium
2006 Winner, Student Research Competition, Supercomputing (SC)
2004 Engineering & Applied Sciences Fellowship, Harvard University
2004 Best Paper, Int'l Conf. Parallel Processing (ICPP)
2002 Best Student Paper Finalist, Supercomputing (SC)
2000 National Merit Scholarship


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Association for Computing Machinery
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Recent Program Committees
ISCA 2018
Top Picks 2018
HPCA 2018
MICRO 2017

Recent University Service
University Academic Programs Committee, 2017-20
President's Council on Black Affairs, 2016-19
University Judicial Board, 2016-18
Departmental Committee on Targets of Opportunity, 2017-.