Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Dean of the School of Science and Technology at IE University in Madrid, Spain, and the Director Emeritus, founding faculty director, and chief scientist of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. He is the author of the book "Innovation Engineering" and the creator of the famous Data-X Course at Berkeley. He has been granted over 50 patents in internet communication technologies. He developed the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, a teaching framework used at UC Berkeley as part of the Entrepreneurship and Technology area.
He won the IEEE Major Education Innovation Award in 2018 and the Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award by UC Berkeley in 2021. He received the 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.
He 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.