skip to content

David H. Albonesi

David H. Albonesi
Professor and Associate Director of ECE

Computer Systems Laboratory
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University
333 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 254-5473
albonesi at

Professor David Albonesi joined the Computer Systems Laboratory in 2004 after serving on the faculty of the University of Rochester. His current research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable multi-core and processor architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and energy-efficient smart buildings. In addition to his academic experience, he has ten years of industry experience as a technical manager, computer architect, and chip designer at IBM and Prime Computer.

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 the Michael Tien '72, Ralph S. Watts '72, and Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Awards. He serves on the Editorial Board of IEEE Computer, and was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro from 2007-10. Professor Albonesi was General co-Chair of the 42nd International Symposium on Microarchitecture and Program Chair of the 42nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture. He is a graduate field member of ECE and CS, and teaches courses ranging from freshman-level introductory computing to advanced graduate topics in computer systems.

His MOOC, The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone, first launched on EdX in March 2015 and is slated to be offered again in Spring 2016.

Selected publications

Energy-Comfort Optimization using Discomfort History and Probabilistic Occupancy Prediction, A. Majumdar, J.L. Setter, J.R. Dobbs, B.M. Hencey, and D.H. Albonesi, 5th International Green Computing Conference, November 2014.

Flicker: A Dynamically Adaptive Architecture for Power Limited Multicore Systems, P. Petrica, A.M. Izraelevitz, D.H. Albonesi, and C.A. Shoemaker, 40th International Symposium on Computer Architecture, June 2013.

Energy-Aware Meeting Scheduling Algorithms for Smart Buildings, A. Majumdar, D.H. Albonesi, and P. Bose, 4th ACM Workshop on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings, November 2012.

A Low Latency, High Throughput On-Chip Optical Router Architecture for Future Chip Multiprocessors, M.J. Cianchetti and D.H. Albonesi, ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, Special Issue on Nanophotonic Communication Technology Integration, Vol. 7, Issue 2, June 2011.

ReMAP: A Reconfigurable Architecture for Chip Multiprocessors, M.A. Watkins and D.H. Albonesi, IEEE Micro, Special Issue on the Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences, January/February 2011.

Scalable Thread Scheduling and Global Power Management for Heterogeneous Many-Core Architectures, J.A. Winter, D.H. Albonesi, and C.A. Shoemaker, 19th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, pp. 29-39, September 2010.