1987, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba
1988, M.Sc. ECE, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1992, Ph.D. ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Multiscale, computational signal and image processing; open access, collaborative scholarly publication.
Richard G. Baraniuk grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, the coldest city in the world with a population of over 600,000. He received the B.Sc. degree in 1987 from the University of Manitoba, the M.Sc. degree in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in Electrical Engineering. In 1986, he was a research engineer with Omron Tateisi Electronics in Kyoto, Japan. While at the University of Illinois, he held a joint appointment with the CERL Sound Group and the Coordinated Science Laboratory. After spending 1992-1993 at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France, he joined Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he is currently the Victor E. Cameron Chair in Engineering and a sporadic DJ for KTRU. He spent a sabbatical at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Télécommunications in Paris in 2001 and Ecole Fédérale Polytechnique de Lausanne in Switzerland in 2002.
Dr. Baraniuk’s research interests lie in the areas of signal, image, and information processing and include machine learning and compressive sensing. Dr. Baraniuk is Director of OpenStax, a non-profit publishing project he founded in 1999 to bring textbooks and learning materials into the Internet Age. OpenStax makes high-quality educational content available to anyone, anywhere, anytime for free on the web and at very low cost in print by inviting authors, educators, and learners worldwide to “create, rip, mix, and burn” textbooks, courses, and learning materials from its global open-access repository.
2017: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
2017: Hershel M. Rich Invention Award
2017: Vannevar Bush Fellowship
2016: NAI Fellow
2015: IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal
2014: IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award
2014: Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
2014: Rice Presidential Mentoring Award 2014
2009: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
2002: IEEE Fellow
1994: NSF Young Investigator Award