Welcome to the homepage of Frank Miller

Since 2013, I am working as Senior Lecturer for Statistics at the University of Stockholm and am since 2014 docent (Associate Professor). Prior to my current position, I applied and developed statistical methods in the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years (at AstraZeneca in Södertälje, Sweden). I received my Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany).
In my statistical research I focus on innovative methods needed in practice and feasible to implement. My research interests include:
  • Adaptive and sequential designs,
  • biostatistics,
  • clinical trials,
  • multiple comparisons,
  • optimal experimental designs.

Recent and upcoming teaching at Stockholm University, Department of Statistics

  • Oct 2019: Experimental design
  • Fall 2019: Självständigt arbete (bachelor theses)
  • May 2019: Finansiell statistik
  • Apr 2019: Statistical computations
  • Jan 2019: One lecture about Computer based methods: randomization, bootstrap within the course Biological statistics III
  • Dec 2018/Jan 2019: Finansiell statistik
  • Oct 2018: Experimental design
  • May 2018: Finansiell statistik
  • Apr 2018: Statistical computations
  • Dec 2017: Finansiell statistik
  • Oct 2017: Advanced methods for sample size determination within the course Statistical methods
  • Mar-May 2017: Statistical philosophy of science (Statistisk vetenskapsteori)
More about my teaching

Supervision of PhD projects

I am supervising currently three PhD students as main supervisor:

and two PhD students as co-supervisor:

Selected publications

More about my research with a complete list of my publications

Recent conference and seminar talks

  • Optimal pretesting of questions in large achievement tests
    Seminar talk at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Department of Mathematics (Eichstätt, Germany, 2019)
  • Optimal item calibration designs for computerized achievment tests
    Conference: DAGStat (Munich, Germany, 2019)
  • Applied decision theoretic designs for clinical studies
    Seminar talk at Stockholm University, Department of Statistics (Stockholm, Sweden, 2018)
  • Optimal design for dose-finding in clinical trials
    Seminar talk at Linköping University, Division of Statistics and Machine Learning (Linköping, Sweden, 2017)
  • Applied decision theory for clinical trials in small populations
    Conference: Nordstat (Copenhagen, Danmark, 2016)
  • Optimizing the design of a dose-finding trial: theoretical methods and practical aspects
    Conference: EFSPI European Statistical Meeting on Dose Selection in Late Stage Clinical Development (Brussels, Belgium, 2015)
  • Adaptive dose-finding with control of familywise error rate and power
    Conference: Multiple comparisons procedures (Hyderabad, India, 2015)
Complete list of my talks at conferences or research seminars

Participant of EU research project

From 2014 to May 2017, I have been participant in the project Innovative methodology for small populations research (InSPiRe). The project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme. Our international team has developed methods for design and analysis of clinical trials for patient populations having rare diseases. Prof. Nigel Stallard (University of Warwick) has been the main applicant for this project. Link to the project homepage.


During 2015 and 2016, I worked additionally in the research team for the project Integrated DEsign and AnaLysis of small population group trials (IDEAL). This project works also on new methods for design and analysis of clinical trials in rare diseases. Link to the project homepage.