Prof. William F. Miller

Prof. William F. Miller

Stanford University, USA

Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus

Stanford University, USA

Co-director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) Emeritus

Former Provost, Stanford University

  • Spent about half of his professional life in business and about half in academia
  • The last faculty member recruited to Stanford University by the legendary Frederick Terman who was then Vice President and Provost of Stanford
  • He, himself, later became Vice President and Provost of Stanford (1971-1979)
  • Conducted research and directed many graduate students in Computer Science
  • Prior to Stanford, he was Director of the Applied Mathematics Division at the Argonne National Laboratory, where he was actively engaged in developing computational science
  • Played a role in the founding of the first Mayfield Fund (venture capital) as a special limited partner and advisor to the general partners (1968)
  • Became the Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management in the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1979
  • As President and CEO of SRI International (1979-1990) Miller opened SRI to the Pacific Region, he established the spin-out and commercialization program at SRI and established the Davis Sarnoff Research Center (later the Sarnoff Corporation) as a for-profit subsidiary of SRI.He became the Chairman and CEO
  • Appointed to the National Science Board ( 982)
  • Served on the board of directors of several major companies such as Signetics, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Varian Associates, WhoWhere? Inc. (Chairman), and Borland Software Corp.(Chairman)
  • Co-founded SmartValley,Inc. and helped create CommerceNet and served on the board of directors
  • Founding director of the Center for Excellence in Non-profits
  • Founder/ Chairman of Nanostellar,Inc., and Founder/Chairman of Lumiette, Inc.
  • A Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Life Fellow of IEEE, Okawa Prize 2000 (Japan), DongBaeg Medal from Republic of Korea 2000, Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame 2001, David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award 2008, New Silk Road Award from the California Business Council 2008, Konkuk University, Seoul Korea
  • Established the William F. Miller School of Management of Technology (2009); US Executive Chair of US Japan Council of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Works with cheetahs in the wild in Namibia at the Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Wildlife Conservation Network.
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