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Founding Director & Chief Scientist,
Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology,
Founder, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Engineering Leadership Professional Program
Visiting Faculty, Plaksha Technology Leaders Program
Ph.D. & M.S. (Northwestern University)
Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, and Faculty Director of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. He is the author of the book “Innovation Engineering” and the creator of the very popular Data-X Course at Berkeley. He holds 75 patents in internet communication technologies. Dr. Sidhu developed the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 public university in the world, the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (for new ventures), and the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership (for technical leaders).
He serves on many advisory boards. He 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.
Board of Directors, Qatar Foundation, 2019
International Advisory Board, BII Business School, Norway, since 2019
Honorary / Visiting: Chair Professor in Computer Science and Physics (joint appointment), HKBU, Hong Kong, 2018
Faculty Committee for Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, since 2016
Board of Trustees of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, since 2016
Faculty Director’s Council, Jacob’s Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley since 2018 and Review Committee for Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in 2020
Master of Design Faculty Advisory Council UC Berkeley since 2019
Advisor X-Fund, Advisor Onset Ventures
Fellow, Applied Innovation Institute, since 7/ 2012 (501.3c),
Founder, Innovation Engineering, Advisory Practice, 2010,
Member IEEE since 1995.
The IEEE Major Innovation Award (2018)
The IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award (2009)
3Com Inventor of the Year (1999)