Dr. William F. Miller 2001

Educator, Executive, Entrepreneur, and former Vice President and Provost of Stanford University

Dr. William Miller’s outstanding career has demonstrated a life-long commitment to education and foremost to the engineering profession. At Stanford University his credentials include Professor of Computer Science Emeritus, School of Engineering; Co-Director of Executive Education Programs for Strategic Uses of IT & Strategy/ Entrepreneurship in the IT Industry; Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus, Graduate School of Business; Vice President for Research; and Vice President/Provost.

He has contributed to his profession as a researcher, executive, entrepreneur, mentor, and advisor. Currently he serves on various business and professional as well as government and public service boards. These include Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corporation and Inprise Corporation; Board of Directors of Xpeed, Inc., Data Digest, Inc., and CommerceNet; and Advisory Board for Dejima, Inc., Best3C, Inc., and Presidio Venture Partners, LLC to name but a few. Public service boards include the US-China Relations Committee; US National Committee PECC; Board of Advisors, Smart Valley Japan; Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum; and member, California Council on Science and Technology.

Past positions likewise are too numerous to list, but include CEO Emeritus of SRI International; founding leader of JV:SV Network; Vice Chairman of Smart Valley, Inc.; Founder, Board Chairman/CEO of the David Sarnoff Research Center; and member of the National Science Board and the National Research Council.

Dr. Miller is a Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering. His education includes a Ph.D. in Physics (‘56) and an Honorary DSc. (‘72) from Purdue University. He has received the David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award, the Order of Civil Merit by the President of the Republic of Korea as well as numerous other honors.