Professor Lee Fleming joined the IEOR Department at UC Berkeley in Fall 2011 and is the Faculty Director of the Coleman Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership. He teaches the engineering leadership and capstone courses within the Masters of Engineering curriculum. His research investigates how managers can increase their organization’s chances of inventing a breakthrough through types of collaboration, the integration of scientiﬁc and empirical search strategies, and the recombination of diverse technologies. He is currently using big data techniques to study innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge ﬂow and science policy.
Dr. Fleming earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at UC Davis and went on to earn a Master’s in Engineering Management from Stanford University in the Honors Cooperative Program. He then received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Stanford. Dr. Fleming also completed a Masters in Statistics during his doctoral years and has been the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.