Richard G. Baraniuk

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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 theC. Sidney Burrus Professor of Electrical and Computer 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.  

Research Areas

Multiscale, computational signal and image processing; open access, collaborative scholarly publication, Data Science, Neuroengineering, Systems


1992, Ph.D. ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1988, M.Sc. ECE, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1987, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba

Honors & Awards

2022 Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

2022 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education


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