David Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor (by courtesy) of Applied Physics at Stanford University. He worked at Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 1996, as a department head from 1987. His research interests include nanophotonics, quantum-well optoelectronics, and optics in information sensing, interconnects and processing. He has published over 260 scientific papers, holds over 70 patents, and is the author of Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers (2008).
He was President of the IEEE LEOS (now the Photonics Society) in 1995, and has served on boards for various societies, companies, and university and government bodies. He has been awarded the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal and the R. W. Wood Prize, the ICO International Prize in Optics, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the 2013 Carnegie Millennium Professorship. He is also a Fellow of the APS, the OSA, the IEEE, the Electromagnetics Academy, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He holds two honorary doctorates, and is a Member of the US national academies of sciences and engineering.