Bruce R. Miller

Bruce R. Miller (b. 1953 in Houston, Texas) is on the staff of the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division of the Information Technology Laboratory in the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is the Information Architect for the DLMF project.

Miller received his Ph.D in experimental physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. While developing the supporting theories, he discovered a passion for symbolic computation and computer algebra. This led to accepting a Post-doctoral position at the then National Bureau of Standards under the supervision of Andre Deprit. There, he carried out research in non-linear dynamics and celestial mechanics, developing a specialized computer algebra system for high-order Lie transformations. In 1989, he was awarded the Department of Commerce’s Silver Medal for this work.

Since then, his interests have turned to the challenges of Information Architecture and Mathematical Knowledge Management. He is the developer of the tools used to process the DLMF into both book and web forms. In particular, he developed the LaTeXML system used for converting the LaTeX source documents into XML and MathML from which the DLMF web site is constructed.

Photo courtesy of Olga Caprotti.