Michigan Astronomy

Christopher Miller

Assistant Professor


305B West Hall
1085 South University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 764-3433
Fax: (734) 763-6317

Professor Christopher Miller is a leader in the field of astronomical data mining and computational astrostatistics. He co-founded the INternational Computational Astrostatistics (INCA) group, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Washington, Georgia Tech, the NOAO, and others. He led the NOAO Science Data Management group, where he was responsible for using and delivering science quality astronomical data from instruments like the MOSAIC optical and NEWFIRM IR images on NOAO's 4m-class telescopes. He was hired at the University of Michigan under a U-M Presidential initiative for advancing data mining research.

Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Structure and Cosmology (optical, X-ray, CMB)
  • Galaxy Clusters (Optical, Radio, Infrared, X-ray)
  • Computer Science and Statistics Applied to Astrophysics
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution (star-formation and active nuclei)
  • Large Multi-wavelength Database Manipulation


Bachelors of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics with minors in Chemistry and Physics from the Pennsylvania State University

Doctorate in Philosophy in Physics from the the University of Maine, Orono

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