Faculty Members

SIDHU, Ikhlaq - Visiting Chair Professor


Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award; Adj. Full Professor - IEOR

PhD., Northwestern University Electrical Engineering

BS University of Illinois, Urbana, Electrical Engineering

Location: Etcheverry 4th floor, rm. 4117 and

1923 Gridiron Way, rm. 122 (Memorial Stadium)


Email: sidhu@berkeley.edu
Website: UC Berkeley IEOR

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, and Founding Director, Sutarja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, & IEOR Emerging Area Professor. A world-class expert in "real-life" technology innovation and leadership. Invented the technology used in Skype and other internet communications (over 60 patents). Started 4 new companies (3 still active). Academically trained, yet highly applied. Developed Data-X. Serves on many advisory boards. Created the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 public university in the world.

  1. The use of algorithms and data to support innovation and leadership, including the Berkeley Innovation Index, Berkeley Method of Innovation, and Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.