Mehran Sahami

James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professorship in Engineering, Stanford University

Mehran Sahami currently holds the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professorship in Engineering at Stanford University, where he returned as a computer science professor in 2007. Prior to that, he worked at Google in the early days of the startup and was one of the inventors of email spam-filtering technology. 

As the Associate Chair for Education in the computer science department at Stanford, Sahami helped redesign the program’s undergraduate curriculum and is one of the instructors of the 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.


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