Amber Miller is the Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Physics at Columbia University. She leads the Columbia University Experimental Cosmology group dedicated to studying relic signatures from the Big Bang with the goal of understanding the origin and evolution of the universe. Her team studies the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect (SZE) using sensitive centimeter and millimeter-wave instruments. Professor Miller has also worked and taught on the interface between science and policy. She developed and taught courses entitled, Science, Politics, and Critical Thinking and Weapons of Mass Destruction, and has recently been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and consulted for the NYPD. Amber Miller received her BA from U.C. Berkeley in 2005, her PhD from Princeton in 2000, and joined the Columbia faculty in 2002.