Michael Miller

Mathematically modelling Māori language revitalisation.

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PhD student Michael Miller

Email: michael.miller@vuw.ac.nz

Supervisors: Prof Markus Luczak-Roesch, A Prof Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta and Prof Michael Plank


Prior to commencing his PhD research, Michael worked for several years as an educator, teaching STEM subjects at secondary school and polytechnic levels. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics, and a Master of Science in Physics, both from Victoria University of Wellington. His master's thesis, completed in 2012, focused on the mathematical modelling of gravitational microlensing events. Michael has genealogical affiliations to Ngāti Tūwharetoa.


Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics and Physics – Victoria University of Wellington
Master of Science majoring in Physics – Victoria University of Wellington
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) – Victoria University of Wellington
Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication – University of Otago

Research interests

Michael research interests revolve around mathematical modelling, Māori language revitalisation, language learning, and education.