Mr. Miller has both the technical and business experience to make innovative projects successful. He is a leader in developing partnerships between industry and U.S. national laboratories. From 1993 to 2008, he was an executive at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company holding positions as director of information technology, physics research, and simulation-based engineering design.
During Mr. Miller’s twenty-year tenure as a leader in innovative new products and processes, he was responsible for converting from the experimental prototype method of new product development to simulation-based engineering and new product design. This conversion reduced new product development time by 67% (from three years to one), eliminated 62% of the cost of building and testing prototypes ($100 million annually), and facilitated product enhancements through a 5x increase in the evaluation of design options. The conversion to simulation-based engineering design and its award-winning first product, the Assurance TripleTred, won R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Award in 2005. He led the implementation of Linux clusters to provide computational resources for simulation-based engineering design that won CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award and was selected as one of the five most innovative applications of information technology in 2006.
Mr. Miller initiated and led Goodyear’s partnership with Sandia National Laboratories. That partnership resulted in the development of new high performance computing algorithms and software that made the conversion to simulation-based engineering design possible. In addition, the partnership developed technology that enabled Sandia to solve previously intractable nuclear weapons design problems.
Mr. Miller has served as external review panelist for the U.S. Department of Energy regarding technology transfer and its Co-operative Research and Development Agreements, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative, Sandia National Laboratories’ Engineering Sciences Research Foundation, The Ohio Supercomputer Center, and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science. He holds three U.S. patents.
Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker regarding industry/federal laboratory partnerships and industrial applications of high performance computing including the Council on Competitiveness’ High Performance Computing Users Conference, Masterworks at Supercomputing, the U.S. Navy’s Ship Design Workshop, the Washington Summit on Computation-Based Engineering, The Defense Science Board on Computational Engineering, the High Performance Computing and Communications Conference, and the National Science Foundation Workshop on Simulation-Based Engineering and Science.
Mr. Miller is founder of DataMetric Innovations, a consulting firm “at the Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Information Technology.” His firm focuses on enabling client companies and organizations to meet key performance metrics through data-based process analysis and the implementation of innovative solutions incorporating research, engineering, and information technology.
Mr. Miller is an Honors Program graduate of Iowa State University where he was awarded a B.S. in physics. He was a member of the varsity debate team, where he was twice selected “Debater of the Year.” He was awarded his M.S. in physics from the University of Akron. He has taken additional graduate work in Urban Studies and Operations Research. He attended Mahler Corporation’s Executive Leadership Training Course. He has extensive experience in creative problem solving, including studies at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.