Farnam Jahanian
Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of EECS, University of Michigan
Founder, Arbor Networks

The University of Michigan
Computer Science and Engineering Division
CSE Building
2260 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
Tel: (734) 936-2974
Fax: (734) 763-8094
farnam at umich dot edu

I'm 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 and a brief biographical sketch.)

My contact information at NSF:
National Science Foundation
CISE Directorate
4201 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22230
(703) 292-8900 (voice)
email: fjahania@nsf.gov

My assistant at NSF: Brenda Williams

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.

I 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 serve as Chairman of Arbor Networks until its acquisition by Tektronix Communications, a division of Danaher, in September, 2010. (brief bio and curriculum vitae in pdf)