Biographical Note:



RICHARD G. BARANIUK

is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, USA.


Baraniuk is a founder of the open education movement, which aims to share knowledge and teaching materials freely over the internet. He was also one of the framers of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, a major international statement promoting open resources, technology and teaching practices in education. In 1999, Baraniuk launched Connexions, one of the first initiatives to offer free, open source textbooks via the web and one of the most used open education platforms worldwide.  Connexions received the Tech Museum Laureate Award in 2006.

As a featured speaker at Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) 2006, a global set of conferences designed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading,” Baraniuk discussed the application of music-sharing concepts to create materials for open-source e-learning.  He has received several awards including the Internet Pioneer Award from the Berkner Center for Internet and Society at Harvard n 2008.

Baraniuk has been active in the development of digital signal processing and image processing systems. He is a leading researcher in the field of compressive sensing and is interested in sensor network architecture and network simulation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.