UC Berkeley Executive & Professional Education began offering custom executive education programs in 2008 through the College of Engineering. Our mission is to connect forward-thinking leaders and organizations with the leading instructors of UC Berkeley to solve strategic problems. We leverage the world-renowned instructors of UC Berkeley and their network into the vibrant ecosystem of Silicon Valley to enable client organizations to innovate, recalibrate, and thrive in the ever-changing economy of the future.
In 2018, Executive & Professional Education joined the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. Started in 2010 and headquartered within UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, the Fung Institute’s mission is to transform engineers and scientists into leaders who can take risks and develop technical, social, and economic innovations.
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.
Principal Research Scientist, Amazon
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 as Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Development in the College of Engineering from 2016-2019.
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.
Chief Technology Officer, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Tarek I. Zohdi is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. His main duties are to build stronger technological interactions between the Fung Institute and the College of Engineering departments. He is also the Faculty Director of Executive & Professional Education’s Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)-UC Berkeley Program. He is currently Chairman of the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Computation and Data Science and Engineering Program, Chancellor’s Professor and holder of the W.C. Hall Family Endowed Chair in Engineering. His main research interests are modeling and simulation of advanced manufacturing processes and 3D printing, with emphasis on micro-mechanical material design and particulate flows.
Wayne Delker, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Wayne is responsible for the overall Fung Institute leadership experience. He spent most of his career in business, with 15 years at Clorox as Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D. Prior to that he worked with GE in several R&D and Engineering roles, culminating as General Manager and Director of R&D for the GE Silicones business. His experience in driving innovation and leading large R&D organizations provides a unique perspective that is valuable to students, faculty and staff as we help students become leaders. He also teaches Leadership and Teamwork classes in the Institute and coaches student teams. His academic interests include how leadership and decision making will change in the future. He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a PhD from Columbia University. He enjoys cycling, gardening and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Keith Gatto, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Affairs & Executive & Professional Education
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Keith Gatto has held various academic management and leadership positions at the University of California, 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, 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.
Project Coordinator, Executive & Professional Education
Walter Campbell joined the team in June 2019 and is responsible for overseeing program and administrative logistics for Executive & Professional Education at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, he served as a Program Coordinator for the Shanti Project, training and coaching volunteers who support many of San Francisco’s most vulnerable community members. He has over 10 years of administrative and managerial experience leading cohesive teams, prioritizing opportunities for success and growth and emphasizing both collaboration and solution-oriented objectives. Walter holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MA from San Francisco State University.