Lee Fleming, Ph.D.
Faculty Director, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Professor Lee Fleming joined the IEOR Department at UC Berkeley inFall 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.
Keith P. Gatto, Ph.D.
Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership’s Positive Psychology Fellow
As the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership’s Positive Psychology fellow, Dr. Gatto focuses his research and teaching on the intersection of Innovation, Leadership and Positive Psychology. He works extensively with Silicon Valley experts on the application of positive psychology to organizational cultures. Dr. Gatto has taught undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses on leadership and team building, the psychology of leadership, technology leadership, business ethics, human relations in the workplace, and the psychology of success.
Björn Hartmann, Ph.D.
Faculty Director, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
Björn Hartmann is Faculty Director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, a new undergraduate teaching institute focused on hands-on, human-centered design. He also co-founded the CITRIS Invention Lab, equipped with digital fabrication and rapid prototyping tools, that serves as inspiration and test-bed for many research projects. An Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Hartmann’s research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on novel design, prototyping, and implementation tools for the era of post-personal computing.
Phil Kaminsky, Ph.D.
Faculty Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Phil Kaminsky received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1989, and his MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University in 1997. Professor Kaminsky is the faculty director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and director of the Initiative for Research in Biopharmaceutical Operations. He served as department chair of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in from 2011-2016, and currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Development in the College of Engineering.
Ikhlaq Sidhu, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Chief Scientist and Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award from his department at Berkeley. Prof. Sidhu founded the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. He serves as the faculty director of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP).
Iris D. Tommelein, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering and Project Management, UC Berkeley College of Engineering
Iris D. Tommelein is Professor of Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. She teaches and conducts research to develop and advance the theory and principles of project-based production management, applied to–but not limited to–the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry, what is termed ‘Lean Construction. Current research topics include adaptive project leadership, design- and change management, and ‘green’ life-cycle engineering.
Allen Y. Yang, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Dr. Allen Y. Yang is Chief scientist for the Fung Institute, Executive Director of the College’s Center for Augmented Cognition and the lead researcher in augmented and virtual reality. He is a Principal Investigator at UC Berkeley and a Co-Founder and CTO of Grafty, Inc. Previously he served as CTO and Acting COO of Atheer Inc. His primary research areas include high-dimensional pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing, and applications in motion segmentation, image segmentation, face recognition, and sensor networks. He has published four books/chapters, 14 journal papers and more than 30 conference papers.
Industry Fellow & Lecturer, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Naeem Zafar has been teaching at the University of California since 2005. He is a lecturer and Industry Fellow at the at the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. He is also the Professor of the Practice at Brown University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance at Brown and Berkeley.
Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating solution in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space. Previously he co-founded and served as the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013.
Anthony St. George, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, International & Corporate Partnerships
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Anthony St. George is the Assistant Dean for International and Corporate Partnerships in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. In this capacity, he is responsible for the establishment and operation of seven-figure plus business initiatives as well as the funding and coordination of multi-disciplinary research and educational programs. These programs, run through the Dado and Maria Banatao GLOBE Center, include open enrollment and custom executive education, as well as international visiting scholar and student programs and large-scale international research research collaborations. In November 2005 Anthony came to Berkeley from MIT where he served as Assistant Dean for Development and Communications in the School of Engineering. Prior to this, Anthony was an Associate Director in MIT’s Office of Corporate Relations where he lead a team of officers to develop and foster research relationships between MIT and ITC and financial services corporations in the US and Asia, also personally managing a portfolio of corporations in Taiwan, Korea, and Thailand. Before coming to MIT, Anthony worked at the Harvard Business School as a research associate developing international case studies on global corporations in Asia, the US, and Europe. Anthony also lectures and leads programs on international business and marketing strategy. Anthony received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Keith Gatto, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Affairs & Executive Education
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Keith Gatto has held academic management and leadership positions at the University of California, Berkeley, for the past decade and currently serves as the director of academic affairs for executive and professional programs in the College of Engineering. The recipient of a PhD in organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology as well as a Master of Education in psychology from Cambridge College and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing from Villanova University, he has taught courses and presented executive education lectures on leadership and team building, the psychology of leadership, technology leadership, business ethics, human relations in the workplace, and the psychology of success. In addition, he has conducted research focused on the impact of positive psychology on innovative work behavior. Before pursuing a career in higher education management and teaching, he was employed in account management, corporate training and marketing communications roles in the financial services industry for such companies as Vanguard, CIGNA, and MFS Investment Management. He also served on the boards of the Greater Boston Business Council and the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards.
Business Development Associate
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Chi Keng is currently a senior majoring in Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. During his time a community college, he worked part-time as an air export coordinator handling the shipments of civil aircraft parts. At first, his original goal after graduating UC Berkeley was to attend law school, but after being exposed to the business world, he has decided that he wants to start and grow his career in business. However, he hopes that one day he’ll be able to finish his dream of pursuing law school which he had originally set out to do. His interests include binge watching Netflix series, eating food, and petting cute dogs. He is extremely excited to join the Berkeley Engineering Executive & Professional Education team.