William D. Miller

Executive Principal Analyst

Mr. Miller has more than forty years of experience in the conceptualization and engineering application of communications and information technologies, products and services. This experience has addressed both commercial and government sectors. These applications have fallen in the areas of resource allocation, R&D priorities, strategic planning, requirements definition, system modeling, system design, system acquisition, system development, system integration and system test. Mr. Miller has managed projects including positions as chief systems engineer and program manager funded by Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Army and Navy development commands, and elements of the Intelligence Community. Mr. Miller is a part-time senior researcher and adjunct professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, where he teaches graduate courses in systems engineering fundamentals, system architecture and design, and systems integration. He is a 50-year member of the IEEE and a 24-year member of the International Council on Systems Engineering where he currently serves as the editor-in-chief of INSIGHT practitioners’ magazine and co-chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee. He previously served as INCOSE Technical Director (2013-2014) and Deputy Technical Director (2011-2013), responsible for managing over 40 working groups and major initiatives in systems engineering standards, model-based systems engineering, the systems engineering body of knowledge, and the systems engineering handbook based on ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 Life Cycle Systems. He previously served as Assistant Director – (Systems Engineering) Knowledge Enabler. He was elected secretary of INCOSE for three terms (1996-1997, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006).


M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1973
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1971

Selected Publications and Presentations

Engineering Books Co-Author

Dennis M. Buede and William D. Miller, The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods, 3rd edition, Wiley, 2016.

Gregory S. Parnell, editor, Trade-off Analytics, Wiley, 2016.

B. R. LaCava, W. D. Miller and B. Yaged, Last Trunk Usage Measurements in Step-by-Step Switching Systems, BSTJ, Vol. 55, No, 10, 1553-1572, December 1976. (http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/bstj/vol55-1976/articles/bstj55-10-1553.pdf)

J.C. Lawson, W. D. Miller, G. P. McNamara, K. G. Oza and G. J. Ryva, The Impact of Potential New Telecommunications Services on the Structure of the Local Network, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Subscriber Loops and Services, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, March 1978.

Pamela J. Hurst and William D. Miller, Trends in Undersea Fiber Optic Systems, MTS/IEEE Oceans 2000, Providence, RI, September 2000.

William D. Miller, Gay McCarter and Craig O. Hayenga, Ph.D., Modeling Organizational Dynamics, IEEE International Conference on Systems of Systems Engineering, SMC, Los Angeles, CA, April 2006.

L. Keith Robinett and William D. Miller, Adaptation of Commercial and Defense Systems Requirements Engineering Processes for Streamlined Acquisition Programs, INCOSE Middle Atlantic Regional Conference, April 2009.

William D. Miller, Systems Thinking for a Secure Digital World, CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, September/October 2012.