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David Miller

David A. B. Miller is the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering, and a Professor by Courtesy of Applied Physics, at Stanford University.

His research interests include fundamentals of optics in communicating, processing, and sensing information, programmable and self-configuring optics, nanophotonics, and optoelectronic physics, and applications of quantum-confined structures, such as semiconductor quantum wells.

He has taught quantum mechanics to scientists and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds, both at Stanford and more widely through open online courses that have attracted more than 50,000 students. He has also been active in educating in a wide variety of topics in the principles and applications of optics and optoelectronics.


BSc. Physics (with Honors), St. Andrews University, 1976
Ph. D. Physics, Heriot-Watt University, 1979


programmable photonics
fundamentals of optics
optics in computing
integrated optoelectronics
semiconductor optics


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