Ikhlaq Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu


Chief Scientist and Faculty Director, UC Berkeley Sutardja Center; IEOR Professor


UC Berkeley


Expert in the area of Innovation Engineering. Dr. Sidhu developed the Data X-lab, and Data-X Course at Berkeley. He holds 75 patents for internet communication technologies. He co-created the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (for students) and the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership (for technical leaders). 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. He received Berkeley IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award in 2009 at UC Berkeley. In 1999, he received 3Com Corporation’s Inventor of the Year Award. 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.