Jahanian has been named the first Chair of the Computer Science and
Engineering (CSE) division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, effective July 1, 2008. He served as Interim Chair of CSE
since June 2007 and was named Chair of CSE after a national search.
Professor Jahanian received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer
science from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty at U-M
in 1993, after four years as a research team member at the IBM T.J. Watson
Professor Jahanian brings to the position extensive administrative and
organizational experience, a strong entrepreneurial approach to research, an
innovative spirit and in-depth knowledge of present computing practices. His
groundbreaking work on Internet infrastructure and security became the basis
for the highly successful international company, Arbor Networks, Inc., which
he co-founded in 2001, has served as President, and for which he currently
serves as Chairman.
Professor Jahanianís research has revolutionized how cyber threats are
addressed by todayís Internet Service Providers and has been
transformational by significantly closing costly delay between onset of
security attacks and their resolution. Professor Jahanianís research team
during the 1990s demonstrated fundamental limitations in the core routing
architecture of the Internet by uncovering the fragility of the underlying
routing infrastructure. The groupís seminal work on Internet routing
stability and convergence has been highly influential within both the
network research community and the Internet operational community and was
recently recognized with the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award.
Professor Jahanian is an enthusiastic supporter of students and their
academic and non-academic activities. He has received several awards
specifically for excellence in teaching including the Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Professor of the Year Award, voted on by EECS undergraduate students, the
Amoco Teaching Award, and the U-M College of Engineering Teaching Excellence
Award. He is enthusiastic about encouraging students in their
entrepreneurial endeavors, and frequently lectures on the topic.
The author of over 80 published research papers, Professor Jahanian has
served on dozens of advisory boards and government panels in recent years,
including Internet2ís External Relations Advisory Council, the National
Advisory Board for U-M Office of Technology Transfer, and the ITZone
Advisory Board. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER
Award, an IBM Outstanding Technical Innovation Award, and the 2005
Governor's University Award for Commercialization Excellence.