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Mehran Sahami

James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering
Tencent Chair, Computer Science Department
Professor (Teaching) of Computer Science
Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

Office: Gates Building, Room 274
Computer Science Department
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Email: sahami at
Office Phone: (650) 723-6059


In 2007, I joined the faculty in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. From 2001 to 2006, I also taught in the CS department at Stanford as a Lecturer. From 2002-2007, I was a full-time Senior Research Scientist at Google. After moving to Stanford, I continued to consult at Google part-time until 2010. My research interests include computer science education, machine learning, and information retrieval on the Web. Please see my publications web page for more information.

Previously, I worked for several years as a Senior Engineering Manager at Epiphany. Prior to working at Epiphany, I completed my PhD in the Computer Science Department at Stanford. I was also an undergrad at Stanford and I loved it so much that I didn't want to leave.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, playing the guitar, going on outdoor excursions, and sleeping (which seems to be getting rarer and rarer these days). I also continue to maintain a foot in the start-up world by serving on advisory boards to various companies.

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