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Lisa Miller

  • PhD Student
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • University of Hawaii - NASA Astrobiology Institute
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Lisa's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers

About

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I study information theoretic machine learning and robotics with Dr Susanne Still. I also work with the UH/NASA Astrobiology Institute on the discovery and documentation of connections within interdisciplinary research. I graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in French and a BS in Computer Science in 2008. I was accepted into the PhD program in Computer Science at Brown University but froze to death in Rhode Island so came back to Hawaii. I completed my Master of Science degree in Computer Science at UH in the Summer of 2012, incorporating both machine learning and astrobiology into a thesis project, "Information Theoretic Clustering of Astrobiology Documents." I recently passed the qualifying exam for the UH Computer Science PhD program and am looking forward to exploring problems in the optimization of information theoretic learning algorithms. I am originally from Encinitas, North San Diego County, Ca where I graduated from San Dieguito High School just like my mom, my dad, and my grandmother. I was self-employed for over 15 years as a partner and head bookkeeper of a general building contracting firm. I'm a single mother with one daughter who recently graduated from UH with an Environmental Science degree. I live in Honolulu with my pet mongoose, Bernard. I drive a self-built 1973 VW baja bug kit car and am a pretty good VW mechanic (out of necessity!)

Recent publications

  • Information Theoretic Clustering of Astrobiology Documents

    • Miller L
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  • Adaptation of an Open Source Semantic and Conceptual Retrieval Framework to the Astrobiological Domain

    • Miller L
    • Gazan R
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Professional experience

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Hawaii - NASA Astrobiology Institute

August 2009 - Present

Middleware Programmer

Information Technology Services, University of Hawaii at Manoa

August 2006 - May 2008(2 years)

Education

PhD Student, Computer Science

Department of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

August 2012 - December 2012(4 months)

Master of Science, Computer Science

Department of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

August 2009 - August 2012(3 years)

Graduate Student, Computer Science

Department of Computer Science - Brown University

August 2008 - May 2009(9 months)

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Department of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

August 2004 - May 2008(4 years)

Bachelor of Arts, French

Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawaii at Manoa

August 2004 - May 2008(4 years)

Groups

Followers (2)

Following (1)

  • Robert Brewer

    Robert BrewerDepartment of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa