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David H. Albonesi

  • David H. Albonesi
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: Room 333 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-5473
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David Albonesi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory. Previously, he served on the ECE faculty at the University of Rochester and was a technical manager, computer architect, and chip designer at IBM and Prime Computer. His current research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable multi-core architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and energy-efficient smart buildings.

Dr. Albonesi is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, three IEEE Micro Top Picks paper awards, and three industry excellence awards. He teaches courses ranging from freshman-level introductory computing to advanced graduate topics in computer architecture.

Research Interests

Computer Architecture, Smart Buildings

Teaching Interests

Computer Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Rzayev, T., S. Moradi, David H. Albonesi, R. Manohar. 2017. "DeepRecon: Dynamically Reconfigurable Architecture for Accelerating Deep Neural Networks." International Joint Conference on Neural Networks.
  • Rzayev, T., David H. Albonesi, R. Manohar, F. Guimbretiere, J. Kihm. 2017. "Toolbox for Exploration of Energy-Efficient Event Processors for Human-Computer Interaction." International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software.
  • Majumdar, A., L. Piga, J.L. Greathouse, W. Huang, David H. Albonesi. 2017. "Dynamic GPGPU Power Management Using Adaptive Model Predictive Control." 23rd International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture.
  • Majumdar, A., Z. Zhang, David H. Albonesi. 2016. "Characterizing the Benefits and Limitations of Smart Building Meeting Room Scheduling." 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • Petrica, Paula, Adam Izraelevitz, David H. Albonesi, Christine Ann Shoemaker. 2013. "Flicker: A Dynamically Adaptive Architecture for the Dark Silicon Era." Paper presented at International Symposium on Computer Architecture, June.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Ralph Watts '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University, School of EE) 2015
  • Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching (Cornell University, School of ECE) 2014
  • Fellow of IEEE (IEEE) 2011
  • Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University, College of Engineering) 2011
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award 2011



  • BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1982
  • MS (Electrical Engineering), Syracuse University, 1986
  • Ph D (Computer Engineering), University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1996