PROF. JAMES H. MILLER

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 animals.

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 LCEndeavor, 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.

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ADDRESS
University of Rhode Island
Department of Ocean Engineering
Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 874-6540
(401) 874-6837 fax

POSITIONS HELD
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), Reading, Massachusetts.
Member of Professional Staff

6/79-9/79 SANDERS ASSOCIATES, INC., Nashua, New Hampshire.
Summer Engineer

5/77-8/77, 5/78-8/78 US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Olney, Maryland.
Survey Technician

EDUCATION
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
Stanford, California
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Emphasis in Signal Processing.

9/75 - 6/79 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Worcester, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Distinction.
Emphasis in Control Engineering.

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