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