Mehran Sahami

James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Academic Appointments
Professor (Teaching), Computer Science
Senior Fellow (By courtesy), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Mehran Sahami is Tencent Chair of the Computer Science Department and the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering. As a Professor (Teaching) in the Computer Science department, he is also a Bass Fellow in Undergraduate Education and previously served as the Associate Chair for Education in Computer Science. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google. His research interests include computer science education, artificial intelligence, and ethics. He served as co-chair of the ACM/IEEE-CS joint task force on Computer Science Curricula 2013, which created curricular guidelines for college programs in Computer Science at an international level. He has also served as chair of the ACM Education Board, an elected member of the ACM Council, and was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the state's Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan Advisory Panel.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Co-Chair, ACM Education Board (2014 - 2018)
Advisory Board, (2013 - Present)
Degrees / Education
PhD, Stanford University, Computer Science (1999)