Renée J. Miller received BS
degrees in Mathematics and in Cognitive Science from the
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 (formerly, the Presidential Young Investigator 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.
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.