David Irwin
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: Knowles Engineering Building (KEB) 211D
Email: irwin [at] ecs [dot] umass [dot] edu
Phone: 413-545-5822


04/02/2017 Eleven new papers this year at SIGMETRICS, e-Energy, ICCPS, TPDS, TCPS, and Internet Computing
08/30/2016 Seven papers accepted over the summer at SC, e-Energy, SmartGridComm, IGSC, BuildSys!
04/12/2016 Two papers on spot markets accepted to HotCloud!
03/21/2016 ICDCS paper on SpotLight accepted!
03/12/2016 News article on MassNZ data center!
02/26/2016 Ribbon cutting for the Massachusetts Net Zero data center we built!
02/12/2016 Google Research Award announced on enhancing the value of preemptible instances!
01/29/2016 Flint paper accepted to EuroSys!
01/10/2016 I am serving as TPC Co-Chair of BuildSys 2016. Please submit!


Hi! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  I lead the Sustainable Computing Lab, which conducts experimental computer systems research in the areas of cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems with a particular emphasis on applications to sustainability. See some of my recent publications for more details about my background and expertise.

Prospective Students

I am recruiting Ph.D. students to work with me on research projects in the areas of cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems (with particular applications to sustainability).  I encourage interested  prospective students to apply to the UMass Amherst ECE Ph.D. program.  The details on the Ph.D. program requirements are here, and application information is here and here.  If you are highly motivated, creative, and interested in my area of research please email me your resume and let me know which of my projects/papers interests you and why.