IE's Stephan Biller to be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional honors in engineering. New members are selected by current NAE members based on leadership in technical, business and academic areas. The NAE was established as an autonomous parallel body to the National Academy of Sciences in 1964, and is a “private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation.”
Biller was elected for “Leadership and advancement of manufacturing technologies and innovations based on the Internet of Things and digital data” in 2020. The induction of the class of 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Humbled by the election, Biller reflects, “The recognition by my peers is a true honor and I am very much forward to serving the nation through the NAE.”
Prior to arriving at Purdue, Biller served as CEO of Advanced Manufacturing International, a not-for-profit that aids small and medium manufacturers with their digital transformation. Previously, he was Vice President of Product Management for AI Applications & Watson IoT at IBM, Chief Manufacturing Scientist & Manufacturing Technology Director at General Electric and Tech Fellow & Global Manager for Manufacturing Systems at General Motors. Biller is currently co-chairing a National Technology and Science Board effort to establish a national strategy for AI-driven digital manufacturing to increase resiliency and efficiency of supply chains.