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.

Anca Dragan

Anca Dragan

Director, InterACT Robotics Lab

Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.

Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Zephyrus Biosciences

Reg Kelly

Reg Kelly

Director, QB3 Institute

Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

Co-Founder DeepScale

Kris Pister

Kris Pister

Founder & Chief Technologist,
Dust Networks

Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg

Professor, Focus on Robotics,
UC Berkeley

Gregory La Blanc

Gregory La Blanc

Faculty Director,
Berkeley Fintech Institute

Michel Manharbiz

Michel Manharbiz

Co-Founder, TweedleTech

Rikky Muller

Rikky Muller

Co-Founder, Cortera Neurotechnologies

Trevor Darrell

Trevor Darrell

UCB Professor

EECS Department

Dawn Song

Dawn Song

Founder, Ensighta Security

Allen Yang

Allen Yang

Executive Director, Center for Augmented Cognition, UC Berkeley

Armando Fox

Armando Fox

Co-PI, ASPIRE Lab

David Schaffer

David Schaffer

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

Michael Rape

Michael Rape

Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair in Cancer Biology Professor

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair in EECS

UC Berkeley

Alice Agogino

Alice Agogino

CEO/CTO

Squishy Robotics

Ana Arias

Ana Arias

Professor

UC Berkeley

Bob Knight

Bob Knight

Professor

UC Berkeley

Costas Spanos

Costas Spanos

Director

CITRIS

Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson

Professor

UC Berkeley

Krste Asanovic

Krste Asanovic

Professor

UC Berkeley

Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbeel

Founder/President

covariant.ai

Raja Sengupta

Raja Sengupta

CEO

Responsible Robotics

Toby Stuart

Toby Stuart

Leo Helzel Professor

UC Berkeley Haas

Vladimir Stojanovic

Vladimir Stojanovic

Co-Founder & Cheif Architect

Ayar Labs

Eli Yablonovitch

Eli Yablonovitch

Professor

UC Berkeley

Jerome Engel

Jerome Engel

Adjunct Professor Emeritus

UC Berkeley Haas