Barton Miller is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and the Amar & Belinder Sohi Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Chief Scientist for the DHS Software Assurance Marketplace research facility and is Software Assurance Lead on the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. He also leads the Paradyn Parallel Performance Tool project, which is investigating performance and instrumentation technologies for parallel and distributed applications and systems. Miller's research is supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NATO, and various corporations.
In 1988, Miller founded the field of Fuzz random software testing, which is the foundation of many security and software engineering disciplines. In 1992, Miller (working with his then-student, Prof. Hollingsworth), founded the field of dynamic binary code instrumentation and coined the term "dynamic instrumentation", which forms the basis for his current efforts in malware analysis and instrumentation.