Richard G. Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, a member of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Machine Learning research groups, and Founder/Director of OpenStax.

Dr. Baraniuk is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and IEEE. He has received the DOD Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow Award (National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship), the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, and the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal.

Dr. Baraniuk holds 35 granted US and 4 foreign patents, 6 of which have been licensed to Siemens to radically accelerate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Notable inventions/co-inventions include: the single-pixel camera, FlatCam, FlatScope, compressive radar imaging, distributed compressive sensing, several ultrawideband analog-to-information converters, and the SPARFA learning and content analytics framework.