Dr. Gavin Miller is the Head of Adobe Research, a world-class research organization.
Led by Dr. Miller, Adobe Research fosters new forms of technology-enabled creativity, pushes the boundaries of data-driven customer intelligence, and works to invent the future of documents. Researchers shape early-stage ideas into innovative technologies for Adobe’s customers, contributing a significant number of award-winning features to Adobe’s desktop and mobile products.
Dr. Miller’s organization makes groundbreaking discoveries in a wide range of fields, including: artificial intelligence and machine learning; AR, VR, and 360 photography; audio; computer vision, imaging and video; content intelligence; data intelligence; document intelligence; graphics (2D and 3D); human computer interaction; intelligent agents and assistants; natural language processing; and systems and languages. Researchers publish novel technical papers at major technical conferences and are awarded numerous patents annually.
In addition, Dr. Miller also serves as the executive co-sponsor of the Adobe TechSummit, an internal Adobe conference attracting more than 3,000 technical staff.
Dr. Miller’s own research interests focus on computer graphics, imaging, and the convergence of creativity and technology. His past research includes global illumination algorithms, physics-based simulation of fluids and creatures, light-field television, and interactive multi-media. His recent research includes work on low-latency immersive displays, experimental transparent displays, event-based image curation, and 3D printing. He has made a number of award-winning short animations. He is also well known for creating a series of experimental snake robots, one of which was the usher at his wedding. One of the robots is on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. His other interests include writing fairytales, science fiction, poetry, plays, and developing experimental software to create highly ornamental decorative objects.
Dr. Miller graduated from Cambridge University with First Class Honors and holds a PhD in Computer Aided Manufacture and Computer Graphics.
- Gavin S. P. Miller, “Rondeau”, SIGGRAPH ’98 Animation Theater
- Gavin S. P. Miller, Ned Greene, “Flow”, SIGGRAPH ’93 Electronic Theater.
- Gavin S. P. Miller, Douglass Turner, Lance Williams et al, “The Audition”, SIGGRAPH ’90 Electronic Theater.
- Michael Kass, Gavin S. P. Miller, “Splash Dance”, SIGGRAPH ’90 Electronic Theater.
- Gavin S. P. Miller, Michael Kass, “Her Majesty’s Secret Serpent”, SIGGRAPH ’89 Electronic Theater.
- Gavin S. P. Miller, “Natural Phenomena”, SIGGRAPH ’88 Electronic Theater.