Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Science

Computer Architecture
Computer Science and Economics
Duke Energy Initiative
NSF-IUCRC Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing

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, energy efficiency, and security. He build interdisciplinary links to statistical inference and algorithmic economics to better design and manage computer systems.

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

2020 Persistent Impact Prize
2019 ACM Distinguished Scientist
2019 IEEE Senior Member
2019 CACM Research Highlight
2018 Duke Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Nominee
2018 Duke Celebrating Mentors Honoree
2018 HPCA Best Paper Award
2018 HPCA Hall of Fame
2018 ISPASS Best Paper Award
2017 Duke ECE Outstanding PhD Dissertation
2016 ASPLOS Best Paper Award
2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks, Honorable Mentions
2014 IEEE Micro Top Picks
2013 Duke Nortel Networks Professorship
2012 NSF CAREER Award
2011 Google Faculty Research Award.
2011 CACM Research Highlight
2010 CACM Research Highlight
2009 IEEE Micro Top Picks
2009 NSF Computing Innovation Fellowship
2008 MICRO Best Paper Nomination
2008 Harvard Nominee, ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
2008 Invited Participant, St. Gallen Symposium
2007 Invited Participant, St. Gallen Symposium
2006 SC Student Research Competition Winner
2004 Harvard Engineering & Applied Sciences Fellowship
2004 ICPP Best Paper
2002 SC Best Student Paper Finalist
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 2019
Top Picks 2019

Recent University Service
University Academic Programs Committee, 2017-21
Chair, Faculty Search Committee, 2017-2019
President's Council on Black Affairs, 2016-19