David A. B. Miller, after graduating with his B. Sc. in Physics from St. Andrews University, received his Ph.D. in Physics from Heriot-Watt University in 1979. He was with Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 1996, as a department head from 1987. He is currently the W. M. Keck Professor of Electrical Engineering, and a Co-Director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center at Stanford University. He has been active in professional societies and was President of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society in 1995. His research interests include physics and devices in nanophotonics, nanometallics, and quantum-well optoelectronics, and fundamentals and applications of optics in information sensing, switching, and processing. He has published more than 260 scientific papers and the text “Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers”, holds 71 patents, has received numerous awards, is a Fellow of OSA, IEEE, APS, and the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and London, holds two honorary degrees, and is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.