School of Business Loses Colleague and Friend Ross Miller

With profound sadness, friends, colleagues and students of the School of Business note the passing of Dr. Ross Miller who died unexpectedly but peacefully at home on May 20. In addition to being a cherished colleague in and beyond the finance department, Miller was also a favorite teacher among MBA and Financial Analyst Honors students.

After earning a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, Miller went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Since 2004, he was Clinical Professor of Finance at UAlbany, where he taught students in the MBA and Financial Analyst Honors programs.  

Professor Miller established a global reputation by doing important scholarly work with notable collaborators including Economics Nobel laureate Vernon Smith (who mentions Miller in his Nobel autobiography).

Before coming to the University at Albany, the highly accomplished professor taught finance and economics at the University of Houston, the California Institute of Technology, and Boston University. He founded Miller Risk Advisors with his wife Mary O'Keeffe who he met at Harvard. Miller created General Electric's quantitative finance research group and led the quantitative risk management task force at GE Capital. Miller wrote three books, “Paving Wall Street,” “What Went Wrong at Enron,” and “Computer-Aided Financial Analysis,” and over twenty articles.

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