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Ikhlaq Sidhu

University of California, Berkeley

Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Chief Scientist for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley and is the founding Director of UC Berkeley’s highly successful Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. Within the industry, he has established new businesses and developed new technologies at U.S. Robotics Corporation, 3Com Corporation, and Cambia Networks. He was awarded 3Com’s “Inventor of the Year” award in 1999, and has been granted over 60 US patents in networking technology, IP telephony and PDA functionality. Technology and Intellectual Property from his work has been cross-licensed to Palm Computing, 3Com and UT Starcom. Dr. Sidhu also designed hardware for the first generation of laser printers at Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Sidhu 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.