Devesh Tiwari

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

Contact

Office

  • 617.373.8999

Research Focus

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

About

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

  • 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

  • HARMONIA: New Methods for Colocating Multiple QoS-Sensitive Jobs
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • REYAZ: Reliability-Aware Job Scheduling for HPC Systems
    • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • FLECHA: Accurate and Efficient Fault Injection Methodologies for Large-Scale Parallel Programs
    • – Principal Investigator, Department of Energy/Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
  • MEWA: New Methods for Performance Benchmarking and Evaluation of Emerging Data-Intensive Workloads on Heterogeneous Computing Accelerators
    • – Principal Investigator, Air Force Research Lab/MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • North East Storage Exchange
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation/ Boston University

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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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.

Faculty

Sep 12, 2022

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

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari received a DOE award for “End‐to‐end Object‐focused Software‐defined Data Management for Science.”

Faculty

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.

Tiwari receiving award.

Faculty

Jul 07, 2022

Tiwari Receives PC Chair Award

ECE Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari served as the Program Chair of the 31st ACM HPDC’23 conference, which is one of the top-tier, highly-selective HPC conferences. The HPDC Steering Committee recognized Tiwari with the “PC Chair Award” for building this year’s strong & innovative program and inducted him to the HPDC steering committee.

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Faculty

Jan 18, 2022

Tiwari Receives NSF CAREER Award for More Reliable Quantum Computing

ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari was awarded a $560K NSF CAREER grant for “Qurious: Methods for Making Erroneous Near-term Quantum Computers More Usable.”

Faculty

Dec 23, 2021

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

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In the Media

Aug 25, 2021

Northeastern University Computer Engineer Troubleshoots the World’s Fastest Supercomputers

ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari was featured in the HPC Wire article “Northeastern University Computer Engineer Troubleshoots the World’s Fastest Supercomputers.”

The back of computer servers.

Faculty

Aug 18, 2021

Keeping Supercomputers Running Effectively

ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari has developed methods to find and predict hardware failures and optimize the data storage in the world’s fastest supercomputers.

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Faculty

Jul 13, 2021

HARMONIA: Improved Data Center Resource Management

ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari, in collaboration with Mississippi State University, is leading a $500K NSF grant for creating “HARMONIA: New Methods for Colocating Multiple QoS-Sensitive Jobs.”

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