David Lilja

Professor David Lilja

David Lilja

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 6-131
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Graduate Faculty – Dept. of Computer Science
Graduate Faculty – Data Science


Ph.D., EE, 1991, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States
M.S., EE, 1982, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States
B.S., CompE, 1981, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States

Professional Background

High-performance computing, computer architecture, performance analysis, storage systems

Research Interests

Lilja Research Group Site

My research focuses primarily on high-performance computer architecture, parallel computing, computer systems performance analysis, and storage systems. I have a particular interest in exploiting hardware-software interactions and architecture-circuit interactions to improve system performance.

Teaching Subjects
EE 5371 Computer Systems Performance Measurement and Evaluation
EE 5373 Data Modeling Using R
EE 8920 Teaching Experience in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Honors and Awards

2008 Louis John Schnell Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Information, Computing, and Communication 
2007 Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award, College of Engineering, Iowa State University Alumni Association
2006 IEEE Fellow for contributions to statistical methodologies for performance assessment of computing systems
2001 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award from the Australian-American Education Foundation and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
1994-1996 University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

Selected Publications

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