William Milam is a Technical Expert at the Ford Research and Innovation Center, Ford Motor Company. His research addresses modeling and implementation of advanced technology automotive powertrains for improved fuel economy and emissions, through improvements in systems engineering processes for the design of automotive embedded systems.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the SAE. Mr. Milam is a member of the SAE Electronic Design Automation Standards Committee, the SAE Architecture Analysis and Design Language Standards Committee and chaired the SAE Model Based Embedded System Engineering Task Force. He was the Ford PI for the DARPA MoBIES program from 2000 to 2004.