UC Berkeley is one of the world’s premier research institutions. Faculty and researchers at Berkeley are on the cutting edge in their fields – and many are successful startup founders themselves! The “Faculty-in-Residence” here are some of our best partners from this community, and a perfect example of the access SkyDeck can provide to the UC Berkeley startup ecosystem. Our Faculty-in-Residence are available to support SkyDeck and SkyDeck teams as we accelerate our cohort companies to their next level of growth.

Trevor Darrell

Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Anca Dragan

Director, InterACT robotics lab

Assistant Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Armando Fox


Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Amy Herr

Co-founder, Zephyrus Biosciences

Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley

Reg Kelly

Director, QB3 Institute

Kurt Keutzer

Co-Founder DeepScale

Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Michel Maharbiz

Co-Founder, Cortera Neurotechnologies
Co-Founder, TweedleTech

Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Rikky Muller

Co-founder, Cortera Neurotechnologies

Assistant Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Kris Pister

Founder & Chief Technologist, Dust Networks

Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Michael Rape

Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair in Cancer Biology Professor

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

David Schaffer

Co-Founder, IGNITE Immunotherapy, Inc.
Co-Founder, 4D Molecular Therapeutics
Director, Berkeley Stem Cell Center

Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

Dawn Song

Founder, Ensighta Security

Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Allen Yang

Executive Director, Center for Augmented Cognition, UC Berkeley

Ken Goldberg

UC Berkeley Professor, Focus on Robotics

Gregory La Blanc

Faculty Director, Berkeley Fintech Institute