Research/Areas of Interest:

Human-technology collaboration, cooperation, and conflict; moral decision-making; mental models


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication, Stanford University, USA, 2020
  • Master of Arts, Individualized Study, New York University, New York, USA, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, Human-Environment Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 2005


Dave Miller earned his doctorate in communication research from Stanford University, where he studied human-computer moral conflict and the human factors challenges of interaction with partially-automated systems. Subsequently he taught at Cornell University and led research focused on enhancing reading performance at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this, he studied persuasive interface design at New York University, earning a master's degree from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and worked with the Persuasive Technology Lab and the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. He holds a bachelor's degree in human-environment relations with minor in psychology from Cornell University, and has worked in human factors consulting on projects as diverse as revising the design of Disney character suits and character actor choreography to reduce injury risk, optimizing baggage handling operations, collaborating on the design of barcode scanners, and enhancing hospital infection control procedures.