Russ Miller maintains appointments as Distinguished Professor of
Computer Science and Engineering,
as well as Adjunct 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.
However, it is clear that none of Miller's experimental projects had greater
impact than the
Shake-and-Bake method of molecular structure determination,
a collaborative approach with members of the Hauptman-Woodward Institute that
dramatically improved a key step in rationale drug 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. As co-developer of this software, Miller took the unusual approach of using
massively parallel computers to develop breakthrough software that could run
on a PC.
Center for Computational Research.
Dr. Miller founded the
Center for Computational Research,
where he served as Founding Director from 1998-2006.
During his tenure, the Center 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 $0.5 Billion 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).