Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Professor, Computer and Information Science

Member, Distributed Systems Laboratory
Affiliate, The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences

Visiting Researcher, Meta AI

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. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Meta AI, formerly Facebook AI Research. Dr. Lee's research focuses on computer architecture, energy efficiency, and system security. 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 in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, his S.M. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has held visiting research positions at Microsoft Research, Intel Corporation, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Honors & Awards

2022 Persistent Impact Prize, Non-volatile Memory Workshop
2020 Persistent Impact Prize, Non-volatile Memory Workshop
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
MICRO 2022
ISCA 2022
HPCA 2022