Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Chief Scientist for the Sutardja Center at the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He joined UC Berkeley in 2005 as founding Director of UC Berkeley’s highly successful Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, and received recognition as the 2009 Emerging Area Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research for his contribution to this new research and teaching area.  Within industry, Ikhlaq has established new businesses and developed new technologies at U.S. Robotics Corporation, 3Com Corporation, and Cambia Networks.  He was 3Com’s “Inventor of the Year” in 1999, and has been granted over 60 US Patents in networking technology, IP telephony, and PDA functionality.  Ikhlaq received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his master’s degree and doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

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