Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief scientist, faculty director and founding director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, IEOR department, College of Engineering
Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu is chief scientist, faculty director and founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Institute for Engineering Leadership in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2005 as founding director of CET.
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 over 60 U.S. patents in networking technology, IP telephony and PDA functionality.