Devesh Tiwari

Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Affiliated Faculty,  Global Resilience Institute



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Research Focus

Large scale high-performance computing systems; Data-intensive computing; cloud computing; machine learning and big data analytics; quantum computing


Devesh Tiwari is a researcher and educator at Northeastern University. His group, the Goodwill Computing Lab, focuses on innovating system software solutions for making high performance computing (HPC) systems, data centers, and quantum computing systems more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. Before joining Northeastern, Dr. Tiwari was a staff scientist at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He was awarded the Rising Star in Dependability by the IEEE TC on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance for the fundamental and translational research contributions impacting the reliability and efficiency of real-world computer systems. For his teaching and mentoring efforts, he was awarded the Professor of the Year by the Northeastern University chapter of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honor society. Dr. Tiwari is an Associate Editor for Transactions of Parallel & Distributed Computing (TPDS), Transactions of Storage (ToS), and Journal of Parallel & Distributed Computing (JPDC). He has served as the program co-chair/track co-chair for HPDC, ICDCS, IISWC, IPDPS, and ICCD. Professor Tiwari was recognized with the TPDS Editorial Excellence Award for his exceptional contributions to the TPDS journal as an editor. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. Before that, he obtained his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in India.

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow
  • 2022 Meta Research Award
  • 2022 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2021 Rising Star in Dependability Award, IEEE TC on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance

Research Overview

Large scale high-performance computing systems; Data-intensive computing; cloud computing; machine learning and big data analytics; quantum computing

Selected Research Projects

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • S. Lu, B. Luo, T. Patel, Y. Yao, D. Tiwari, W. Shi, Making Disk Failure Predictions SMARTer!, Proceedings of the 18th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2020
  • T. Patel, B. Li, R.B. Roy, D. Tiwari, UREQA: Leveraging Operation-Aware Error Rates for Effective Quantum Circuit Mapping on NISQ-Era Quantum Computers, Proceedings of the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2020
  • T. Patel, D. Tiwari, PERQ: Fair and Efficient Power Management of Power-Constrained Large-Scale Computing Systems, Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), 2019
  • T. Patel, S. Byna, G.L. Lockwood, D. Tiwari, Revisiting I/O Behavior in Large-Scale Storage Systems: The Expected and the Unexpected, Proceedings of the 32th IEEE/ACM Int’l Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), 2019
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Dec 07, 2022

Tiwari Receives TPDS Editorial Excellence Award

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari was awarded the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) Editorial Excellence Award.


Nov 22, 2022

PhD Student Wins SIGHPC Computational and Data Science Fellowship

Computer engineering student Ana Veroneze Solórzano, PhD’26, won a prestigious 2022 ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) Computational and Data Science Fellowship.


Nov 10, 2022

Northeastern Researcher Wins Meta Award to Quarantine and Vaccinate Silent Data Corruptions

Devesh Tiwari, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently received a 2022 Meta Research Award among five U.S. and international scientists for his proposal to develop a quarantine and vaccination framework to mitigate silent data corruptions in large-scale systems.

Rohan Basu Roy

Spotlight Story

Oct 19, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Rohan Basu Roy, PhD’24 – Computer Engineering

Originally from Calcutta, India, Rohan Basu Roy began his PhD journey at Northeastern in 2019 in the Goodwill Computing Lab, advised by Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari of electrical and computer engineering, after completing his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. From his undergraduate days, he was interested in computer systems and architecture, which inspired him to […]

Spotlight Story

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Tirthak Patel, PhD’22 – Computer Engineering

After earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with honors from the University of Toronto, Tirthak Patel joined Northeastern to pursue his PhD in computer engineering, advised by Devesh Tiwari, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Patel’s research addresses the challenge of error-prone program executions on quantum computers and provides robust solutions to improve […]

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Oct 11, 2022

Tiwari Represents Northeastern at Workshop on Cybersecurity of Quantum Computing

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari was invited to participate in an invitation-only “Workshop on Cybersecurity of Quantum Computing” supported by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (White House OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The workshop was organized and run by Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI). Tiwari represented Northeastern at this elite […]

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In the Media

Sep 29, 2022

Northeastern Computer Scientists to Design State-of-the-Art ‘Data Management’ Framework

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari’s article “Northeastern Computer Scientists to Design State-of-the-Art ‘Data Management’ Framework” featured as “University and Stakeholder News” headline on the DOE Office of Science homepage.

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In the Media

Sep 26, 2022

Taking a Magnifying Glass to Data Center Operations

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari was featured in the MIT News article “Taking a magnifying glass to data center operations” to help develop techniques that can help users match their workloads to appropriate hardware.


Sep 12, 2022

Designing Novel Storage System for Better Management of Data from Scientific Instruments

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari is part of a multi-university and national lab team that received a $2.7 million DOE award for “End‐to‐end Object‐focused Software‐defined Data Management for Science.” The research will design a software framework that would make it easier for domain scientists using data storage systems to glean insights from massive scientific datasets.


Sep 08, 2022

Outstanding Paper Award at IEEE HPEC Conference

Computer engineering student Baolin Li, PhD’24, and ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari received an outstanding paper award (top ~5%) from the IEEE HPEC conference for their paper “Benchmarking Resource Usage for Efficient Distributed Deep Learning.” Li was also nominated as one of four students selected by Northeastern University for the Google PhD Fellowship.

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