Electrical and Systems Engineering
Computer and Information Science

NSF Expedition in Computing: Carbon Connect

Distributed Systems Laboratory (DSL)
Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE)

The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences
Center for AI-Enabled Systems (ASSET)

Biographical Sketch

Benjamin Lee is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee's research focuses on computer architecture (e.g., microprocessors, memories, datacenters), energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability. He builds interdisciplinary links to machine learning and algorithmic economics to better design and manage computer systems.

Dr. Lee was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at Duke University. He received his post-doctorate at Stanford University, his S.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has held visiting research positions at Meta AI, formerly Facebook AI Research, at Microsoft Research, at Intel Corporation, and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Selected Honors & Awards

2024 IEEE Fellow
2024 ASPLOS Distinguished Reviewer
2022 Persistent Impact Prize, Non-volatile Memory Workshop
2020 Persistent Impact Prize, Non-volatile Memory Workshop
2019 ACM Distinguished Scientist
2019 CACM Research Highlight
2018 HPCA Best Paper Award
2018 HPCA Hall of Fame
2016 ASPLOS Best Paper Award
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
2006 SC Student Research Competition Winner
2004 Harvard Engineering & Applied Sciences Fellowship
2004 ICPP Best Paper
2000 National Merit Scholarship