Shane Miller (she/her) is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Digital Forensic Research Lab. She is also a distinguished advisor to the Rust Foundation and an Advisory Board member for the State of Open Conference. Previously, she was the founding chair of the Rust Foundation and the founding leader of Rust open source at Amazon. 

The Rust programming language combines the performance and resource efficiency of systems programming languages like C with memory safety, eliminating a substantial class of high severity security issues. During Miller’s tenure as a Rust leader, the community has grown nearly 500 percent from 600,000 to 2.8 million people.  

Miller is an executive technology leader with nearly three decades of experience delivering strategic innovation across a variety of domains. Over the course of her career, Miller’s roles have included software engineering, university faculty, and political consulting. Her engineering experience includes insurance, globalization, machine learning, cryptography, programming languages, and open source. She holds BS and MS degrees in pure mathematics from the College of Charleston.  

Miller is married to retired Marine Corps infantry officer and combat veteran Rob Miller. Their son Ransom is a Global Studies and Economics student at UC Berkeley, and their daughter Heath attends a specialty school for severely autistic children.