Mehran Sahami

Mehran Sahami is the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering and the Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science department at Stanford University. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, Sahami was a Senior Research Scientist at Google. He is one of the inventors of email spam-filtering technology.

Mehran Sahami was recruited to Google in its start-up days by Sergey Brin and is one of the inventors of email spam-filtering technology. With a background in machine learning and artificial intelligence, he returned to Stanford as a computer science professor in 2007 and now holds the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professorship in Engineering.

As the Associate Chair for Education in the computer science department, he helped redesign the program’s undergraduate curriculum. He is one of the instructors of Stanford’s massive introductory computer programming course taken by nearly 1,500 students per year. Mehran is also a limited partner in several VC funds and serves as an adviser to high-tech start-ups.

Democracy and the Digital Generation: Shaping our Technological Future

March 13   |   1PM CT

In this panel, experts from both sides of the Atlantic discuss how the EU and U.S. can collaborate through the new trans-Atlantic Trade and Technology Council (TTC) and other multilateral forums to create an open, interoperable, and reliable digital space.

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