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Renée Miller

University Distinguished Professor


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
446 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Renee Miller, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Research Interests

  • Data science
  • Data management
  • Data curation and integration


  • PhD in computer science, University of Wisconsin
  • SB in mathematics, MIT
  • SB in cognitive science, MIT


Renée J. Miller is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. She received her PhD in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and cognitive science from MIT.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s National Academy of Science, Engineering and the Humanities. She received the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their careers. She has also received an NSF CAREER Award, the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award, and an IBM Faculty Award. She formerly held the Bell Canada Chair of Information Systems at the University of Toronto and is a fellow of the ACM.

Her work has focused on the long-standing open problem of data integration and has achieved the goal of building practical data integration systems. She and her co-authors (Fagin, Kolaitis and Popa) received the 10-year ICDT Test-of-Time Award for their influential 2003 paper establishing the foundations of data exchange. Miller has led the NSERC Business Intelligence Strategic Network and was elected president of the non-profit Very Large Data Base Foundation.

She is a member of the Data Lab.