Professor Steven Miller is Vice Provost (Research) at Singapore Management University (SMU) and Professor of Information Systems (Practice). Steven was the Founding Dean of the SMU School of Information Systems (SIS), a position he held from December 2002 through June 2016. During his time as founding Dean, he concentrated on developing all aspects of the SIS, including undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes, research strategies and capability development, interactions with external government and industry stakeholders, and the SIS relationship with Carnegie Mellon University. Steve established and developed the technology core of SIS research and project capabilities in Cybersecurity, Data Management & Analytics, Intelligent Systems & Decision Analytics, and Software & Cyber-Physical Systems, as well as the management science oriented capability in the Information Systems & Management area. Based on these capabilities, SIS was able to secure significant levels of external funding from government and industry, and establish a strong set of labs and centres across these areas.
Prior to joining SMU, Professor Miller held senior positions in technology, management and consulting with Fujitsu Ltd in both Japan and the United States; RWD Technologies in the United States; and IBM Global Services where he was Chief Architect Executive for Business Innovation Services, Asia Pacific. He started his professional career as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, appointed in both the College of Engineering and the Business School.
Steven Miller works closely with several Singapore government ministries and agencies via steering committees, advisory boards, and advisory appointments. In 2014, he was a recipient of Singapore’s Public Administration Medal (Silver) for his public service contributions related to establishing SMU’s School of Information Systems and strengthening SMU’s research administration capabilities. In 2015, he completed the Leaders in Urban Governance Programme, an immersive one month course for senior Singapore civil servants, delivered by the Centre for Liveable Cities, a unit of Singapore’s Ministry of National Development.
His educational background includes a PhD in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MSc in Statistics (Carnegie Mellon University), and a BSc in Systems Science & Engineering (University of Pennsylvania). In 2015, he completed the Leaders in Urban Governance Programme, an immersive one month course for senior Singapore civil servants, delivered by the Centre for Liveable Cities, a unit of Singapore’s Ministry of National Development.