Professor Renee Miller has been elected as one of the 2011 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada's national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of nearly 2000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities.
As Canada's national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote Canadian culture. Renee's citation for the nomination reads: "Professor Renee J. Miller is world-renowned as a pioneer in the field of Database Systems, a core topic for Computer Science. Her work has focused on the long-standing open problem of data integration and has achieved the goal of building practical data integration systems. At the same time, Professor Miller has been a leader among her peers in Canada and abroad, spearheading research and research activity. Her profile is unique in that it combines gracefully theoretical elegance, reflected by citations and scholarly awards, with industrial impact, reflected by patents and successful industrial products."