About Ikhlaq Sidhu
Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Founding Chief Scientist, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Ikhlaq Sidhu is the founder and Faculty Director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology as well as founding Chief Scientist of the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. He teaches and advises projects in graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. In 2009, he received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award. Prof. Sidhu has also created and/or founded the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, UC Berkeley’s Venture Lab, the A Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series, Engineering Leadership Technical Brief Series, Berkeley-Tsinghua Global Technology Entrepreneurship program, and the Global Venture Lab Network with 25 prestigious international universities.
Within industry, Ikhlaq Sidhu serves as a venture advisor to Onset Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Applied Innovation Institute, a non profit organization that advances innovation working with industry leaders with experts at academic institutions around the globe. He was awarded 3Com’s “Inventor of the Year” award in 1999, and has been granted over 60 US Patents in networking technology, IP telephony, and mobile computing functionality.