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.