Ikhlaq Sidhu, chief scientist, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu is chief scientist at UC Berkeley's Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2005 as founding director of Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.
In 2009, Sidhu was named the 2009 Emerging Area Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley, for his contributions to this new research and teaching area at Berkeley. He was awarded 3Com's “Inventor of the Year” award in 1999, and has been granted more than 60 U.S. patents in networking technology, IP telephony and PDA functionality.