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Miller, Steve Assistant Professor

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  • Steve Miller combines tools from computer science and economics to study 1) the effective management of shared natural resources (e.g. fisheries) 2) how environmental policies stimulate the development and deployment of new technologies and processes that reduce environmental impact, and 3) the impacts of changing temperatures on natural resource use and economies. Methodologically, he is primarily interested in the ways that machine learning and applied statistics can be combined to answer causal questions of interest that fall within the environmental realm. Trying to answer these questions naturally involves collaboration with plenty of smart people from a range of disciplines. Before moving to CU Boulder, Steve was an Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota‚Äôs Applied Economics department, and also spent five years as a Product Manager at Google, helping launch the ocean features within Google Earth.

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Teaching

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  • ENVS 1001 - Introduction to Developing Environmental Solutions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Builds on ENVS 1000 to give students greater understanding of how to approach environmental issues and work toward solutions. Integrates all focal areas of ENVS - sciences, policy, values - with greatest emphasis on learning science, data analysis and critical thinking fundamentals. Uses case studies of local issues to provide context for skill building and synthesis.
  • ENVS 3525 - Intermediate Environmental Problem Analysis: Topical Cornerstones
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Engages students in in-depth study of a topic such as climate change, energy, natural resources or sustainability. Through lectures, discussions, readings and activities, students will become conversant with how science, policy and values are integrated in environmental problem solving, and develop their own sense of how to critically engage with proposed solutions. Fulfills cornerstone requirement for Environmental Studies Major. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000. Recommended corequisite: ENVS 3020. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.

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