David Irwin
Associate 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


12/01/2019 NSF report on research challenges in Cloud Economics published!
11/13/2019 Solar-TK solar performance modeling and forecasting toolkit released!
11/05/2019 Recent papers accepted to BuildSys, SmartGridComm, and MASS!
11/01/2019 I am serving as the TPC Co-Chair for HPDC 2020!  Please submit!
09/01/2019 New NSF award on optimizing distributed machine learning in the cloud!
06/24/2019 Keynote on solar energy modeling at Energy Data Analytics workshop (at FCRC)!
05/13/2019 Papers accepted at BigData, IC2E, SIGMETRICS, ICCCN, and TCPS!
04/22/2019 Google Research Award on optimizing data center energy awarded!


Hi! I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Adjunct Associate 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 and energy-efficiency.  My research is deeply interdisciplinary and cuts across multiple technical research areas, including operating systems and virtualization, distributed systems and networking, embedded sensor systems, security and privacy, energy systems, data science and machine learning, and economics.  I am also the Smart Energy Lead for the Center for Smart and Connected Society (CS2) and an affiliate of the Center for Data Science, both at UMass Amherst.

See some of my recent publications for more details about my background and expertise.

I am looking for Ph.D. students to join my lab!  Please apply here!