Dr. Miller is a
Professor of Ocean Engineering and Oceanography at the University of
Rhode Island. He conducts research and teaches courses in
acoustical oceanography, sonar systems engineering,
acoustic signal processing, underwater acoustics, marine
bio-acoustics, ocean data analysis, modeling, and
underwater vehicle design. He has spen the last few years
developing Long Range Sediment Tomography as a technique to
rapidly estimate the properties of the ocean bottom. His
interests include 3D acoustic propagation in shallow water and
the effects of sea surface waves on acoustic normal modes. He has done
work on the effects of ocean noise on marine
He is a certified SCUBA Diver, licensed Private Pilot, and, over the last few years, spent months at sea on a number of oceanographic research vessels including the R/Vs LC, Endeavor, Knorr, Melville, Revelle, Shi Yan 2 and 3, OR-2, Pt. Sur, Pt. Lobos, Shana Rae, Quest, CT-1, and the USNS Bartlett.
He often contributes to the ocean engineering blog. Dr. Miller co-founded FarSounder, Inc. of Warwick, Rhode Island with URI alumnus Matt Zimmerman.
University of Rhode Island
Department of Ocean Engineering
Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 874-6837 fax
8/95 - present UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, Narragansett, Rhode Island
7/08 - 6/11 Chair, Department of Ocean Engineering
1/06 - present Professor of Ocean Engineering and Oceanography
7/99 - present Professor of Ocean Engineering
7/97 Tenure Awarded
8/95 – 6/98 Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering
8/87 - 8/95 NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, Monterey, California
7/92 - 8/95 Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
7/94 Tenure Awarded
8/87 - 7/92 Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3/81- 6/83 THE ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORPORATION (TASC),
Member of Professional Staff
6/79-9/79 SANDERS ASSOCIATES, INC., Nashua, New
5/77-8/77, 5/78-8/78 US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS,
6/83 - 8/87 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION,
Cambridge and Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Joint Program in Oceanographic Engineering
Doctor of Science.
Dissertation: "Estimation of Sea Surface Spectra using Acoustic Tomography"
Supervisor: Dr. James F. Lynch.
9/79 - 3/81 STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Emphasis in Signal Processing.
9/75 - 6/79 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Distinction.
Emphasis in Control Engineering.
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