Russ Miller maintains appointments as Distinguished Professor of
Computer Science and Engineering,
as well as Adjunct Distinguished Professor of both Electrical Engineering and Structural
A Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and member of the European Academy of Sciences, Miller's scientific publications number approximately 200, including scientific peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and abstracts of presentations at national or international conferences.
Dr. Miller's research interests include
parallel algorithms, cyberinfrastructure, computational crystallography,
computational geometry, and image analysis.
Dr. Miller's research has led to revolutionary advances in the area
of parallel algorithms, including algorithms and paradigms for fine-grained
multiprocessor systems configured as a mesh, hypercube, pyramid, and
reconfigurable mesh. As commercial machines became available, Miller considered
solutions to critical problems on real cutting-edge high-performance computing
shared- and distributed-memory machines from such companies as Intel, nCube,
Thinking Machines Corp., MasPar, Encore, SGI, IBM, Dell, nVidia, and many others.
Miller's research group solved many important problems on these massively
parallel systems. In fact, numerous
fundamental concepts were developed and deployed.
Miller's experimental project with the greatest impact is
Shake-and-Bake method of molecular structure determination,
a collaborative approach with members of the Hauptman-Woodward Institute.
Shake-and-Bake dramatically improved a key step in rational drug
design by making several revolutionary advances. The importance of this work
was recognized by its inclusion in the
"The Top Ten Algorithms of the Century,"
published in Computing in Science & Engineering, produced in cooperation
with the IEEE and The Computer Museum History Center.
Center for Computational Research (CCR).
Dr. Miller founded CCR,
where he served as Founding Director from 1998-2006.
During his tenure, CCR was
continuously ranked as one of the leading supercomputing centers worldwide,
supporting significant computing power and data storage, as well as a wide variety
of high-end visualization devices. On an annual basis, CCR supported hundreds of
faculty-led projects, as well as projects from a variety of local and
universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the private
Including peer-reviewed funds, contracts, appropriations, and
funds that CCR enabled during his tenure as Director, Dr. Miller was
instrumental in bringing nearly $500,000,000 to Western New York.
A list of Dr. Miller's publications is
Russ Miller currently has two books in print:
Parallel Algorithms for Regular Architectures (joint with Quentin F. Stout)
Algorithms Sequential and Parallel: A Unified Approach
(joint with Larry Boxer).
Philosophy and Music.
Dr. Miller is a member of
(with Brian Miller), a project focused on creating and publishing
original pop and rock songs that explore the
relationship between past and present, fate, fantasy, and family.
Review the October, 2013 EP "From Me to There,"
the March, 2014 EP "Piece of Mind,"
the February, 2015 CD "For a Moment",
and the August, 2016 CD "Interpretations, Vol. 1
Videos are available.
A subset of songs are available on
More information is available.
Reviews of the CDs are available at www.eschersenigma.com.