Jim Miller

Spring 2017
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Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jim Miller is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He has consistently sought out interdisciplinary collaborative projects among KU faculty from across departments, including math, physics, geography, geology, and education. His current primary research focus is the use of advanced computer graphics technologies to address needs in the general area of visualization, including applications in engineering, math, science, and the arts. One current important research direction that visualization researchers are pursuing is the idea of storytelling, although relatively little research has focused on techniques suitable for this task. Miller’s IARI fellowship creates the opportunity to help develop ways for the Museum to make its holdings more accessible, interactive, and engaging to the general public. This research project offers deliverable ways for Museum staff to capture particular kinds of data, while simultaneously creating an interface that will be the foundation for future projects.