Daniel J. Sorin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Daniel Sorin is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. His research interests are primarily in computer architecture and dependability.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Bass Fellow
  • Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 403 Wilkinson Building, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5439
  • Email Address: sorin@ee.duke.edu
  • Websites:


  • B.S. Duke University, 1996
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

Research Interests

Computer architecture, designing microarchitectures so that they are easier to verify, improving computer system fault tolerance, developing memory systems for multicore processors, and designing special-purpose accelerators

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Program Chair of HiPEAC 2017. HiPEAC. 2017
  • Co-chair of selection committee for IEEE Micro's Top Picks 2016. IEEE Micro. 2016
  • Associate Editor in Chief. Computer Architecture Letters. 2015
  • IEEE Micro Top Pick. IEEE Micro. 2015
  • Best Paper Award. 20th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture. 2014
  • IEEE Micro Top Pick. IEEE Micro. 2011
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2011
  • ACM Senior Member. Association for Computing Machinery. 2009
  • Eta Kappa Nu. Unknown. 2008
  • Intel Graduate Fellowship. Unknown. 2008
  • NSF Early CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2008
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Award. University of Wisconsin. 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Unknown. 2008
  • Tau Beta Pi. Unknown. 2008
  • Top of 2004 - Nanocomputing Research. Technology Research News. 2008
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2005

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 250D: Computer Architecture
  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • ECE 250D: Computer Architecture
  • ECE 552: Advanced Computer Architecture I
  • ECE 554: Fault-Tolerant and Testable Computer Systems
  • EGR 491: Projects in Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Oswald, N., V. Nagarajan, D. J. Sorin, V. Gavrielatos, T. Olausson, and R. Carr. “HeteroGen: Automatic Synthesis of Heterogeneous Cache Coherence Protocols.” In Proceedings  International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, 2022-April:756–71, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1109/HPCA53966.2022.00061.
  • Mehrabi, A., D. J. Sorin, and B. C. Lee. “Spatiotemporal Strategies for Long-Term FPGA Resource Management.” In Proceedings  2022 Ieee International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, Ispass 2022, 198–209, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPASS55109.2022.00026.
  • Sorin, D. J. “Reconfigurable Hardware in Postsilicon Microarchitecture.” Computer 54, no. 3 (March 1, 2021): 4–5. https://doi.org/10.1109/MC.2020.3047006.
  • Mehrabi, A., D. Lee, N. Chatterjee, D. J. Sorin, B. C. Lee, and M. O’Connor. “Learning Sparse Matrix Row Permutations for Efficient SpMM on GPU Architectures.” In Proceedings  2021 Ieee International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, Ispass 2021, 48–58, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPASS51385.2021.00016.
  • Mehrabi, A., A. Manocha, B. C. Lee, and D. J. Sorin. “Bayesian Optimization for Efficient Accelerator Synthesis.” Acm Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization 18, no. 1 (January 1, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1145/3427377.