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Biographical entry Miller, Mirka (1949 - 2016)

9 May 1949
Rumbork, Czechoslovakia
2 January 2016
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


Universities of Ballarat and Newcastle. Her research focused on graph theory and combinatorial algorithms, and databases and data security. She published over 200 papers including significant articles on aspects of graph theory and algorithms such as the Train Marshalling Problem. Miller was active in the international mathematics community, facilitating programs for the teaching of mathematics to students in Indonesia, Laos, the Czech Republic and other countries, and being a member of the editorial boards of the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics and a number of international journals. She founded four successful and continuing series of workshops: International Conference on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA) 1988, International Conference on Optimal Network Topologies (IWONT) 2005, International Conference on Graph Labelling (IWPGL) 2003 and GraphMasters 2010. Miller served as Vice-President of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.



Life event - Migrated to Australia
1975 - 1976
Career position - Programmer, Sydney Morning Herald
Education - BA, University of Sydney
1977 - 1978
Career position - Programmer, George Patterson and Son, Sydney
1978 - 1979
Career position - Programmer, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
1982 - 1985
Career position - Tutor, Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of New England
Education - MLitt, University of New England
Education - MA, University of New England
1986 - 1991
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of New England
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1992 - 1998
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Newcastle University
1999 - 2004
Career position - Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle
2002 - 2016
Career position - Conjoint Professor of Mathematics, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2003 - 2004
Career position - Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Studies, University of Newcastle
2003 - 2008
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Journal on Research and Practice in Information Technology
Career position - Raybould Fellowship, Centre for Combinatorics, University of Queensland
2004 - 2008
Career position - Professor of Computer Science, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of Ballarat
Career position - Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Kings College, London
2008 - 2014
Career position - Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle
2009 -
Career position - Vice-President, Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications
2009 - 2012
Career position - Visiting Professor, Algorithms Research Group, Kings College, London
Life event - Retired
2014 - 2016
Career position - Emeritus Professor, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle

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  • Alspach, Brian, 'Mirka Miller: an introduction', Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 69 (3) (2017), 292-305. Details
  • Arumugam, S., Ryan, Joe, Bača, Sugeng, Kiki Ariyanti, Slamin, S., Rajan, Bharathi and Froncek, Dalibor, 'In memoriam: Emeritus Professor Mirka Miller 09-05-1949 : 02-01-2016', AKCE: International Journal on Graphs and Combinatorics, 13 (2) (2016), 210-1. Details
  • Donovan, Diane and Ryan, Joe, 'Mirka Miller (née Koutova) 9 May 1949 - 2 January 2016', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, 43 (3) (2016), 178-80. Details


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