David Miller's Web Page

I am the Wilkonson Chair Professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Additionally I am a member of the Biomedical Engineering faculty, the Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology Graduate Program faculty and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Computer Science.  My major research area is in robotics, particularly robots used for planetary exploration, assisting people with disabilities, and for educational purposes. More information about recent research projects can be found at the Intelligent Robotics Lab (IRL) web site.   

I have a mostly up to date copy of my CV available.

I believe that robotics is a good way to interest young people in science and engineering (STEM).  Towards that end, I am a co-founder and very involved with KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, a not for profit company that runs the Botball program, Junior Botball Challenge, Global Conference on Educational Robotics, and other related activities.

Dear potential summer interns: I do not take on summer interns. Please do not send requests to be a summer intern.

Dear potential graduate students: Look at my CV and at the IRL website before contacting me. If you choose to contact me, do not tell me that your interests are aligned with mine -- demonstrate to me that you are capable of doing research by explaining to me how you would be a good fit with my recent research topics or why I should be interested in expanding out into the area that is of interest to you. Emails that are not tailored to me will probably not be answered (if you do not want to invest the time to see if I would be a good advisor to you, then I do not want to spend the time to figure out if you would be a good student for me.)

Please note that I do take on new Ph.D. students (international and domestic) but typically only one or two a year and typically only in the Fall. It is rare that I will take on International M.S. Students, but will make exceptions for exceptional students. If you are interested in applying, please visit AME's graduate student web page. You can contact me by email if you wish to get an early read on whether or not acceptance to my group is likely. Note that if you are applying for an ME or AE degree (or a CBN degree inside of AME), you will have the opportunity to specifically ask for me to review your application.