Dr Farnam Jahanian is visiting Doha as a distinguished speaker for Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He is a member of the QCRI Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dr Jahanian’s talk will discuss the unprecedented pace, scope and scale of technological advances that continue to affect societal and economic transformations and accelerate the pace of discovery across all fields of inquiry. In particular, access to massive amounts of data and the rise of artificial intelligence and automation are leading the global economy to an inflection point.
About the Speaker
Dr Jahanian was appointed the 10th president of CMU in March last year after a brief tenure as interim president. He first joined the university as vice president for research in 2014 and later served as provost and chief academic officer.
He previously led the US National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, Jahanian was the Edward S Davidson Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, where he served as chair for Computer Science and Engineering from 2007 to 2011 and as director of the Software Systems Laboratory from 1997 to 2000.
His talk will be held at 4:15 pm at CMUQ assembly area.