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  Introduction
  Renée J. Miller (aka Renee J. Miller) is a Professor of Computer Science and the Bell University Labs Chair of Information Systems at the University of Toronto. She is a member of Toronto's Database Group.

  Research Interests
  My research involves studying the efficient, effective use of large volumes of complex, heterogeneous data. This interest spans heterogeneous databases, data mining, and data warehousing. Heterogeneous data sets contain data that have been represented using different data models (or languages), different structuring primitives (data types) or different modeling assumptions. I study the development of novel transformation and query algorithms to enable the integration of heterogeneous data. I am particularly interested in developing techniques to support effective, integrated use of structured and semi-structured data over the World Wide Web. This work enables the reuse of scientific and business data sets in decision making, enhancing the scientific discovery process and enabling users to turn data into action.

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   Contact Information
  Department of Computer Science
Bahen Center for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street, Room BA7270
Toronto ON M5S 2E4

 Email: lastname at cs dot toronto dot edu
Phone: (416) 946-3621
 
 
  Biography
 

Renée J. Miller received BS degrees in Mathematics and in Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. She received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their careers. She received the National Science Foundation Early Career Award for her work on data integration. She is a Fellow of the ACM, the President of the VLDB Endowment, and the Program Chair for ACM SIGMOD 2011 in Athens, Greece. 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. Her research interests are in the efficient, effective use of large volumes of complex, heterogeneous data. This interest spans data integration, data exchange, knowledge curation and data sharing. She is a Professor and the Bell Canada Chair of Information Systems at the University of Toronto. In 2011, she was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), Canada's national academy.

 
Last Updated July 6, 2011