Carnegie Mellon makes network security guru Farnam Jahanian president | 3/8/2018 | Staff
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Carnegie Mellon University has named computer science professor and Arbor Networks founder Farnam Jahanian as its new president.

The researcher-turned-entrepreneur-turned-administrator takes over the permanent position after an eight-month temporary turn as president. Previously, he had lead the university's academic department as provost of the school.

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"A rigorous, international search has made it clear that Dr. Jahanian possesses a rare set of qualities and experiences that make him exactly the right leader for this university at this extraordinary moment in its history," Carnegie Mellon board of trustees chair James Rohr said of the move.

"Dr. Jahanian embodies a bold, boundary-crossing, creative approach to the most important issues of our time — the very qualities that define and differentiate Carnegie Mellon, positioning this university to shape our world at the nexus of technology and human life."

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Jahanian made his name in the network security markets and previously served as head of the National Science...
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