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Farnam Jahanian to become Vice President for Research at Carnegie Mellon University

April 7th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

farnamJahanianFarnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been selected as the new Vice President for Research at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), beginning September 1.

Prior to joining NSF in 2011, Jahanian took leave from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he is the Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He served as chair for Computer Science and Engineering from 2007 to 2011 and as director of the Software Systems Laboratory from 1997 to 2000.

Farnam brings to CMU a wealth of expertise and leadership skills, not only in supporting and nurturing research within and across disciplines, but also in translating research into innovative tools and technologies that succeed in the marketplace. His experience with the full spectrum of research, from basic scientific inquiry to applied research aligned with strategic national initiatives and global challenges, to technology transfer and commercialization, positions him to help in further expanding CMU’s world class innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. – Subra Suresh, CMU President

Read the full Press Release here.

Farnam Jahanian to become Vice President for Research at Carnegie Mellon University