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A memorial service is planned for Dr. Ann Miller on Jan. 15, 2011, in Wildwood, Mo. Sympathy cards may be sent to her parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Miller
124 La Gorce Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Click on the link below for Dr. Miller’s obituary.
Dr. Ann Miller was born in 1947 in East St. Louis, Ill. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Bellevue, Ill., in 1964, and continued her education at Saint Louis University, earning her bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics.
Her professional career encompassed industry, government and academia. She served on the faculty of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Michigan Technological University, and the University of New Mexico. She held various positions within Motorola, Inc., culminating as a manager of the Technology Center for the Motorola Land Mobile Products Sector. From 1997-1999, she was at the Department of Defense. For more than a year of that time, she was the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, electronic warfare and space [DASN(C4I/EW/Space)] and was the Department of the Navy CIO for part of that period.
She joined S&T as the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering in 1999. Her research interests were in trustworthy computer systems, including computer and network security.
Her service experience included serving as an associate editor-in-chief for IEEE Software and a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Reliability Society. Recently, she served multiple years as a member of the National Academies Study Board for U.S. Department of Navy, Information Assurance for Network-Centric Operations; as a member of the NATO Information Systems Technology Panel; and as a member of the NATO Task Group on Dual Use of High Assurance Techniques. From 2001-2004, she chaired the NATO Information Systems Technology Panel, and from 2003-2004 she served on the National Academies Study Board on FORCEnet. Previously, she chaired the IEEE GLOBECOM 2005 conference and the NATO Task Group on Validation, Verification, and Certification of Embedded Systems, participated in a NATO Special Workshop on Combating Terrorism, and was general chair of the NATO Symposium on Real-Time Intrusion Detection.
Dr. Miller was dedicated to student learning and was one of the first faculty members to regularly teach distance-education courses and incorporate technology into the classroom. She was determined to help students learn the material in spite of the diminished personal interaction.
She was a champion of diversity, from prospective undergraduate students to Ph.D. graduate students, and to those outside of S&T. Through the U.S. Dept of Education GAANN student fellowship program grant, she increased the number of ECE female graduate students. As chair of GLOBECOM 2005, she led the effort to fund junior and senior high school students and teachers to attend the conference and to be exposed to engineering. She presented at local high schools and represented ECE at Transfer Advising days and at campus open houses. She helped during National Engineers Week in St Louis and UMR Day at the Engineers Club. She spoke with the Chancellor’s Leadership Program and at numerous UMR Society of Women Engineers panels. She served as one of the Eta Kappa Nu advisors. Outside of Rolla, she increased the participation of women in the NATO Information Systems Technology Panel that she chaired, as well as on NATO Task Groups which report to the panel. She was the first woman elected chair in all the panels.
Dr. Miller died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She is survived by her parents, Elwood and Virginia Miller; one brother, Scott Miller and wife Beta, Chesterfield; a niece; two grand-nephews; and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Endangered Wolf Center, the AKC Museum of the Dog, or a charity of your choice.