Lee M. Miller

Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

University of California, Davis

Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology | Head and Neck Surgery

University of California, Davis

Lee M Miller directs the Speech Neuroengineering and Cybernetics Lab at UC Davis, where he is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. He serves as Technical Director of the UC Davis Center for Mind & Brain, where his lab investigates the neural bases of auditory perception and speech communication. His goal is to use techniques such as EEG, functional MRI, and machine learning to translate fundamental scientific results into real-world solutions for people with hearing loss and other communication challenges.

As part of the BrainGate team, he collaborates closely with Dr.Sergey Stavisky and Dr.David Brandman of the UC Davis Neuroprosthetics Lab, with the aim of developing brain-computer-interfaces (BCIs) that restore lost speech ability.

Professor Miller received his Bachelors in Physics from Duke University (quantum chaos) and his Doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley (single-cell neurophysiology). He then pursued postdoctoral training in Mark D’Esposito’s laboratory at UC Berkeley (cognitive neuroscience). His research has been supported by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Google, Oculus (a Facebook company), Starkey Hearing Technologies, Intel Corporation, and the Department of Defense.

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