Farnam Jahanian
Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of EECS, University of Michigan (1993-2014)
Founder, Arbor Networks (2001-2010)

I joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. My new contact information:

Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Email: (my first name) at andrew DOT cmu DOT edu
CMU Faculty Webpage: www.cs.cmu.edu/~farnam
CMU Provost Webpage: www.cmu.edu/leadership/the-provost/
Phone: 412-268-3260
Click here for contact information for Kelly Elder, my executive assistant at CMU

I was on the faculty at the University of Michigan from 1993 through 2014. During that period, I also served as Chair for Computer Science and Engineering from 2007 - 2011 and as Director of the Software Systems Lab from 1997 - 2000. In late 2000, I co-founded Arbor Networks, a network security company based on research conducted with my collaborators and former students at the University of Michigan. I served as Chairman of Arbor Networks until its acquisition by Tektronix Communications, a division of Danaher, in September, 2010. From 2011 to 2014, I was on leave from the University of Michigan heading the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorates at the National Science Foundation. (Click for the announcement of my appointment at NSF.)

I joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2014 and began to serve as Provost and Chief Academic Officer n February 2015.

My research is aimed at the study of scalability, dependability and security of networked systems and applications. My interests include distributed computing, network security, and network protocols. I have led several research efforts aimed at developing new protocols and architectures for ensuring dependability of the Internet infrastructure in the presence of security attacks, hardware and software failures, and operational faults.

(brief bio and curriculum vitae in pdf)