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Miller, William F.

William F. Miller,  2009

Photo: Courtesy of William F. Miller
Provost's Office, Computer Science
Oral History Project: 
Devaney, Pat
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In this five-part oral history, the former Stanford Vice President and Provost, talks about his early life and education; his work at the Argonne National Laboratory; his recruitment to Stanford by Frederick Lewis Terman in 1965, and his extensive career at Stanford. Subjects covered include the formation of the Stanford Department of Computer Science, the computerization of the campus, the Office of Technology and Licensing, and SRI International. Miller also offers insights from his research into the birth and growth of Silicon Valley and reflections on the development of Stanford.

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On Visionaries and Leadership



Parents and Growing Up on a Farm



Recruitment to Stanford