Miriam Leeser is a Professor at Northeastern University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and Diploma and Ph.D. Degrees in Computer Science from Cambridge University in England. After completion of her Ph.D., she joined the faculty of Cornell University, Department of Electrical Engineering. In January, 1996 she joined the faculty of Northeastern University, where she is head of the Reconfigurable and GPU Computing Laboratory and a member of the Computer Engineering group. Her research interests include application acceleration with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), programming paradigms for heterogeneous computers, computer arithmetic and reproducibility in higher performance computing. In 1992 she received an NSF Young Investigator Award. Throughout her career she has been funded by both government agencies and companies, and is currently funded by the NSF, Google, Mathworks and Microsoft. She is the leader of a partnership between Mathworks and Northeastern that has brought significant support from Mathworks for research and curricular development projects across the university, and is a member of the Mathworks Industrial advisory board. She is Associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Systems, the EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, and the International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing. She has been active in recruiting women and underrepresented minorities at all levels to the University, including serving on the NEU Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) committee. She is a senior member of ACM, a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of SWE.