Ikhlaq Sidhu

Chief Scientist and Founding Director
Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET)
Emerging Area Professor
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, UC Berkeley

Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Chief Scientist and Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award from his department at Berkeley.  Prof. Sidhu also founded the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership.  He has been granted over 60 US Patents in networking technology, IP telephony, and mobile computing. He was awarded 3Com Corporation’s “Inventor of the Year” in 1999. Dr. Sidhu also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Applied Innovation Institute and as a Venture Advisor at Onset Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. Dr. Sidhu received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his masters’ degree and doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.


About The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners.


About UC Berkeley
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Ikhlaq Sidhu: sidhu@berkeley.edu
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