Benjamin C Lee

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Benjamin Lee's research focuses on computer architecture and systems, energy efficiency, performance modeling, and algorithmic economics for resource management. He is also interested in policy for environmentally sustainable information technology infrastructure.

Lee held an NSF Computing Innovation Fellowship at Stanford University (2009). He also held visiting research positions at Microsoft Research (2008), Intel Corporation (2007), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2006). He earned his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley (2004) and his S.M., Ph.D. from Harvard University (2008).

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 210 Hudson Hall, Box 90291, Durham, NC 27705
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5043
  • Email Address: benjamin.c.lee@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Harvard University , 2008

Research Interests

Computer architecture and systems, energy efficiency, performance modeling, and algorithmic economics for resource management; policy for environmentally sustainable information technology infrastructure

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences. IEEE Micro. 2015
  • Nortel Networks Professorship. Duke University. 2013
  • CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • Faculty Research Award. Google. 2011
  • Research Highlight. Communications of the ACM. 2011
  • Research Highlight. Communications of the ACM. 2010
  • Computing Innovation Fellowship. National Science Foundation. 2009
  • Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences. IEEE Micro. 2009
  • Best Paper Nomination. IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture. 2008
  • Harvard University Nomination. ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. 2008
  • Invited Participant. St. Gallen Symposium. 2008
  • Invited Participant. St. Gallen Symposium. 2007
  • First Place, Student Research Competition. IEEE/ACM Supercomputing. 2006
  • Best Paper. International Conference on Parallel Processing. 2004
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences Fellowship. Harvard University. 2004
  • Best Student Paper Finalist. IEEE/ACM Supercomputing . 2002

Courses Taught

  • ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 561: Datacenter Architecture
  • ECE 891: Internship

Representative Publications

  • Lee, B. C. Datacenter Design and Management: A Computer Architect's Perspective. Vol. 11, 2016. https://doi.org/10.2200/S00693ED1V01Y201601CAC037.
  • Zahedi, S. M., and B. C. Lee. “Sharing Incentives and Fair Division for Multiprocessors.” Ieee Micro 35, no. 3 (May 1, 2015): 92–100. https://doi.org/10.1109/MM.2015.49.
  • Lee, B. C. “Message from the general chair.” In Ispass 2015  Ieee International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, vi, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPASS.2015.7095776.
  • Zahedi, S. M., and B. C. Lee. “REF: Resource elasticity fairness with sharing incentives for multiprocessors.” International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems  Asplos, March 14, 2014, 145–59. https://doi.org/10.1145/2541940.2541962.
  • Guevara, M., B. Lubin, and B. C. Lee. “Market mechanisms for managing datacenters with heterogeneous microarchitectures.” Acm Transactions on Computer Systems 32, no. 1 (February 1, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1145/2541258.