Les Miller

Les Miller (lmiller at iastate dot edu)
Professor of Computer Science
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011

Honors:
IARIA Fellow
Member of the European Academy of Sciences
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computers and their Applications

Major Interests: Adaptive user interfaces, Usability, Human Computer Interaction, Data Mining, Knowledge Management, Computational Biology, Geospatial Data, and Database Integration.

Current Research: Leslie Miller's research activities concern the development of usable interfaces for location dependent applications, the use of error analysis and data mining of user actions to create adaptive user interfaces, techniques for integrating spatial data for use in location dependent applications, infrastructures for managing geospatial data and the development of topic map structures that provide a distributed mechanism for storing and accessing an organization's knowledge. A special research interest is focused on bringing more of what is known in psychology about the individual differences of users into the development of adaptive software interfaces for government agency applications. Agencies, like the US Census Bureau, are especially interesting as they employee large groups of part-time employees for brief periods of time (a matter of weeks). The variety of the employee's skills in such a setting is very large and providing usable software is an interesting challenge.

Representative Publications:

Rusch, M. L., S. M. Nusser, L. L. Miller, G. I. Batinov, and K. C. Whitney. (2012). Spatial Ability and Map-Based Software Applications. Accepted to The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. Valencia, Spain. January 30-February 4, 2012.

Tsai, Hsine-Jen, Les Miller, Ming Hua, Sree Nilakanta, and Meher Vani Bojja. (2012) Expanding the Disaster Management Knowledge Space Through Spatial Mediation. Accepted to Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. January 4, 2012. Maui, Hawaii.

Batinov, G.J, K.C. Whitney, L.L. Miller, S.M. Nusser, and K.T. Ashenfelter. (2011). Decision Models for an Address Verification Field Task. Twenty-sixth International Conference on Computers and Their Applications. New Orleans, LA. pp. 9-14.

Whitney, K.C., G.J. Batinov, L.L. Miller, S.M. Nusser, and K.T. Ashenfelter. (2011). Exploring the Cognitive Sensitivity of a Map Survey Task. The Fourth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. Gosier, Guadeloupe, France. February 23-28, 2011. pp. 63-68.

Sharma, Alok, Les Miller, and Sree Nilakanta. (2011). Managing Knowledge for Organization-wide ad hoc Committees. 44th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. January 2011. pp. 1-10.

Whitney, K.C., G.J. Batinov, L.L. Miller, S.M. Nusser, and K.T. Ashenfelter. (2010). Understanding the User's Approach Toward Location-based Field Tasks. ISCA 25th International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering. Las Vegas, NV. pp. 156-161.

Miller, Les. (2010). Modeling Error-based Adaptive User Interfaces. ISCA 25th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications. pp. 101-107.

Nilakanta, Sree, Les Miller, Andrea Peer, Vani M. Bojja. (2009). Contribution of Knowledge and Knowledge Management Capability on Business Processes among Healthcare Organizations. Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. pp. 1-9.

Alfred Taylor, Sr., Les Miller, Sree Nilakanta, Jeffry Sander, Saayan Mitra, Anurag Sharda and Bachar Chama. (2009). Using an Error Detection Strategy for Improving Web Accessibility for Older Adults. To appear in The Second International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. Cancun, Mexico. pp. 375-380.

Taylor, Alfred, Les Miller, and Sree Nilakanta. (2009). Evaluating Older Adults to Improve Web Accessibility. ISCA 24th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications. New Orleans, La. pp. 13-18.

Fu, Fengli, Jeffry Sander, Morgan Maeder, Stacy Thibodeau-Beganny, J. Joung, Drena Dobbs, Leslie Miller, Daniel Voytas. (2008). Zinc Finger Database (ZiFDB): a repository for information on C2H2 zinc fingers and engineered zinc finger arrays. Nucleic Acids Research. Vol. 37. pp D279-83.

Miller, Les, Sree Nilakanta, and Meghana Rao. (2008). Enabling Knowledge Management of Organizational Memory for Groups through Shared Topic Maps. 2008 International Conference on Information Resources Management(Conf-IRM 2008). Niagara Falls, Ontario. Paper 25. http://aisel.aisnet.org/confirm2008/25

Miller, Les, Sree Nilakanta, and Meghana Rao. (2008). Supporting Knowledge Management Within Process and Group Settings Using Visual Topic Maps. ISCA 23rd International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA-2008). April 9-11, 2008. Cancun, Mexico. pp. 9-14.

Wurtele, E.S., L. Li, D. Berleant, D. Cook, J.A. Dickerson, J. Ding, H. Hofmann, M. Lawrence , E.K. Lee, J. Li, W. Mentzen, L. Miller, B.J. Nikolau, N. Ransom, Y. Wang, (2007). MetNet: Systems Biology Software for Arabidopsis. In: Concepts in Plant Metabolomics. Springer. pp 145-158.

Curriculum Vitae