Faculty Advisors

Key domain expertise

Who better equipped to help your startup succeed than the domain experts themselves? Our Faculty Advisors are all professors at UC Berkeley and masters in their respective fields, ready to offer guidance and domain expertise to best propel your startup towards its full potential.

Access to 30+ faculty members

SkyDeck makes warm introductions to Faculty Advisors on an individual basis, giving you access to your ever-expanding faculty network.

Continual lifelong partnerships

Some of our Faculty Advisors have gone on to establish an ongoing relationship with our graduated SkyTeams. At SkyDeck, we are always committed to providing you with the best network we can offer in order to help your startup thrive.

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Chair, Faculty Advisor Group

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Co-founder, Cadence and Synopsys.

Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbeel

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Director, Berkeley Robot Learning Lab

Alice Agogino

Alice Agogino

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, Squishy Robotics

Ana Arias

Ana Arias

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Krste Asanovic

Krste Asanovic

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, SiFive

Trevor Darrell

Trevor Darrell

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Founding Co-Director, Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR), Berkeley Deep Drive (BDD)

Anca Dragan

Anca Dragan

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Director, Interact Lab

Jerome Engel

Jerome Engel

Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business


Armando Fox

Armando Fox

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, Ambidextrous Labs

Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.

Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioengineering

Faculty Director, Bakar BioEngunity Hub

Regis Kelly

Regis Kelly

Professor, UCSF QB3 Quantitative Biosciences

Director, QB3 Institute

Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, DeepScale

Bob Knight

Bob Knight

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Co-founder, NeuroFocus, BrainGuard, and Stim Science.

Gregory La Blanc

Gregory La Blanc

Faculty Director,
Berkeley Fintech Institute

Michel Maharbiz

Michel Maharbiz

Professor of Bioengineering

Co-founder, Iota Biosciences

Rikky Muller

Rikky Muller

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, Cortera Neurotechnologies

Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson

Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Professor

Turing Award Winner, 2017

Kris Pister

Kris Pister

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Michael Rape

Michael Rape

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

David Schaffer

David Schaffer

Professor of Bioengineering

Co-founder, 4D Molecular and Axent Biosciences

Raja Sengupta

Raja Sengupta

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Co-founder, Responsible Robotics

Dawn Song

Dawn Song

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, Oasis Labs

Costas Spanos

Costas Spanos

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Director, CITRIS

Vladimir Stojanovic

Vladimir Stojanovic

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Co-founder, Ayar Labs

Toby Stuart

Toby Stuart

Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program.

Eli Yablonovitch

Eli Yablonovitch

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Director for Center of Energy Efficient Electronics Science

Allen Yang

Allen Yang

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Executive Director, FHL Vive Center for Enhanced Reality