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 includes
computational crystallography (molecular structure determination),
computational geometry, and
Dr. Miller's research has led to revolutionary advances in the area
of massively parallel computing.
His group, including colleagues such as
Prof. Quentin F. Stout (U. Mich),
developed a cadre of efficient and optimal computational paradigms,
solution strategies, and data movement operations for a wide variety
of massively parallel
They have has also applied their toolbox of techniques to create efficient
and optimal algorithms to solve fundamental problems in areas including,
but not limited to, computational geometry, image analysis, graph theory, data movement operations, and NP-hard problems.
Molecular Structure Determination.
Miller's research group, including esteemed colleagues at the
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, developed, designed, and
Shake-and-Bake method of molecular structure determination.
This ground breaking work relied of the design and implementation
of efficient dual-space optimization algorithms for commercially availabile
high-end computing systems.
The Shake-and-Bake algorithm dramatically improved a key step in
rational drug design. The importance of this work
was recognized by its inclusion in the poster
"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.
Cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Miller's research group made
significant advances in grid deployment, grid monitoring, predictive
scheduling, dynamic resource allocation, and grid-based monitoring tools,
to name a few. Deployments included experimental grids at UB, in Western
New York, in New York State, and as a member of numerous national and
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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. The
July, 2020 full-length album When the World is available on all streaming services, as well as on EschersEnigma.com.
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.