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Farnam Jahanian

President, Carnegie Mellon University

PhD in Computer Science, University of Texas, Austin. 1997-2000, Director, Software Systems Laboratory and 2007-11, Chair for Computer Science and Engineering, Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan. 2001, Co-Founder and until 2010, Chairman, Arbor Networks. 2011-14, led the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), with a budget of almost $900 million, in its mission to advance scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research. With Carnegie Mellon University: Vice-President for Research, nurturing excellence in research, scholarship and creative activities; 2015, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, broad responsibility for leading CMU’s schools, colleges, institutes and campuses and was instrumental in long-range institutional and academic planning, including efforts to enhance the CMU experience both within and outside the classroom; since July 2017, Interim President. Fellow: Association for Computing Machinery; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; American Association for the Advancement of Science. Recipient of numerous awards for innovative research, commitment to education and technology commercialization activities, including: Computing Research Association’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.