Ikhlaq Sidhu is the faculty director and founder of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award from his department at Berkeley. He developed and/or currently teaches in Berkeley programs including Data-X, Engineering Leadership, and the Management of Technology Innovation program.
His research areas include systems and stochastic models, strategic data analytics, and learning models. He has been granted over 60 US Patents in networking technology, IP telephony, communications, and mobile computing. He was awarded 3Com Corporation’s “Inventor of the Year” in 1999.
Dr. Sidhu also serves on boards and advisory roles including Venture Advisor at Onset Ventures (a leading Silicon Valley investment firm), the Faculty Committee for Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, the Board of Trustees of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, Fellow, Applied Innovation Institute, and the Faculty Director’s Council, Jacob’s Institute of Design at UC Berkeley.
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.
Topics include quantitative technologies and algorithms to solve business problems and improve firm operations. Includes measurement practices and tools for innovation, entrepreneurship, Berkeley Method Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Project areas also include “Quant” strategies for financial investment, new algorithms for business operations, machine learning applications, electric vehicle networks, and leadership issues in managing large data.
Areas of Expertise:
Systems level design, algorithms for business problems, technology business models, entrepreneurship, engineering leadership, network planning, modeling, reliability analysis, electric vehicle infrastructure; IP Telephony/video communications, industry analysis. 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.