assistant professor, University of Utah
Miriah Meyer is a USTAR assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and a faculty member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. Her research focuses on the design of visualization systems for helping researchers make sense of complex data. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University and earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the faculty at Utah, Miriah was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University and a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Miriah is the recipient of an NSF CAREER grant, a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, and an NSF / CRA Computing Innovation Fellow award. She was named both a TED Fellow and a Pop!Tech Science Fellow, as well as included on MIT Technology Review's TR35 list of the top young innovators and Fast Company's list of the 100 most creative people. She was also awarded an AAAS Mass Media Fellowship that landed her a stint as a science writer for the Chicago Tribune.