Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and Founding Director of Connexions (cnx.org) and OpenStax College (openstaxcollege.org). Launched in 1999, Connexions was one of the world’s first and today is one of the world’s largest “open education” projects, providing free and remixable e-textbooks to millions of users from 200 countries. For his research projects in signal processing and machine learning, he has received numerous national awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of AAAS. For his education projects, he has received the Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald National Outstanding Teaching Award, the Tech Museum Laureate Award, the Internet Pioneer Award from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, the World Technology Network Education Award, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award. He was selected in 2007 as one of Edutopia Magazine's Daring Dozen Education Innovators.
Watch Richard Baraniuk's TED talk, "The Birth of the open-source learning revolution"