The career of Dr Colin Miller of the University of Abertay Dundee’s School of Computing and Engineering Systems is to be celebrated today in a retirement reception.
As well as almost 32 years of service at Abertay University, Dr Miller has a prestigious record of research publications, covering areas as diverse as e-business risk, game traffic analysis, genetic algorithms and software development.
Dr Miller also served as Interim Head of School for the School of Computing and Engineering Systems, prior to the appointment of its new Head, Professor Simeon Keates.
Professor Nicholas Terry, Acting Principal of Abertay University, said: “Colin has been a very important member of staff throughout more than three decades working at Abertay University.
“From his extensive research interests, to teaching right across a diverse range of areas of computing and acting as a Head of School, Colin’s work and his commitment to excellence have had a great impact on a large number of students, researchers and colleagues.
“We wish Colin all the very best for a healthy and happy retirement.”
Dr Miller read undergraduate Mathematics at the University of Nottingham, followed by a PhD in Quantum Mechanics, also at the University of Nottingham. During this time, he started his teaching career as a Research/Tutorial Assistant in Mathematics.
A post at the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Computing and Numerical Analysis followed in 1977. Dr Miller arrived at the then Dundee Institute of Technology as a Lecturer in Computer Studies in 1979.
Successive positions as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Studies, Divisional Leader of Software Engineering, and Senior Lecturer in Software Applications and then Complex Systems followed.
Dr Miller has also supervised a wide range of MPhil and PhD research projects, including work on adaptive neural networks, artificial intelligence, gene sequencing and modelling programming learning.
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