- 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’s Applied Economics department, and also spent five years as a Product Manager at Google, helping launch the ocean features within Google Earth.