Maggie Miller obtained her PhD from Princeton University where she was an NSF Graduate Fellow. Before coming to Stanford, Maggie was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. Maggie is a Clay Research Fellow. She works on geometric topology and is interested in understanding surfaces in 4-dimensions. At Stanford Maggie broadened her work on topology of low-dimensional manifolds to include modern ideas from gauge theory. She is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas-Austin.