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About Ikhlaq Sidhu


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Short Biography:

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, and Founding Director, of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, & IEOR Emerging Area Professor. A world-class expert in “real-life” technology innovation and leadership. He invented the technology used in Skype and other internet communications (75 patents). Academically trained, yet focused on application. He co-created the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (for students) and the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership (for existing companies).  Dr. Sidhu also developed the Data-X lab, course, and framework for rapid digital transformation. He created the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 public university in the world.

In 2018, Dr. Sidhu received the IEEE Major Education Innovation Award for bringing Entrepreneurship and Innovation into the field of Engineering. He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award in 2009 at UC Berkeley. In 1999, he received 3Com Corporation’s Inventor of the Year Award for work in Internet communications. He serves on many advisory boards. 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.

Contact sidhu at berkeley dot edu
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