David Lilja

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames
Research Interests

Computer architecture, high-performance parallel processing, computer systems performance analysis, approximate computing, computing with emerging technologies, and storage systems.

Biographical summary

David J. Lilja received a Ph.D. and an M.S., both in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State Universityin Ames. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he also serves as a member of the graduate faculties in Computer Science, Scientific Computation, and Data Science. Previously, he served ten years as the head of the ECE department at the University of Minnesota, worked as a research assistant at the Center for Supercomputing Research and Development at the University of Illinois, and as a development engineer at Tandem Computers Incorporated in Cupertino, California. He received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to visit the University of Western Australia, was a visiting Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was awarded a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship by the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. He has chaired and served on the program committees of numerous conferences, and was a distinguished visitor of the IEEE Computer Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for contributions to the statistical analysis of computer performance. He also is a member of the ACM, and is a registered Professional Engineer.


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