OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Richard Baraniuk

Rice University
Victor E Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Houston, TX
Richard G. Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and the founder and director of OpenStax. In 1999, Dr. Baraniuk launched Connexions (now OpenStax CNX), one of the world’s first and today one of the world’s largest “open education” platforms, providing free and remix able e-textbooks to millions of users from 200 countries. More recently, through his research in machine learning, he enhancing the OpenStax textbooks with personalized learning features that optimize each student’s learning experience based on each their background, context, and learning goals. For his education projects, Dr. Baraniuk 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, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award, and has been named one of Edutopia Magazine’s Daring Dozen Education Innovators. For his research projects in machine learning, he has received numerous national awards and has been elected a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.