Richard Baraniuk

Director and Founder, Connexions


Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and Founding Director of Connexions ( and OpenStax College ( Launched in 1999, Connexions was one of the world’s first and today is one of the world’s largest “open education” platforms, providing free and remixable e-textbooks to millions of users from 200 countries. OpenStax College is leveraging Connexions to provide free and open textbooks for the highest impact college courses at over 400 institutions nationwide. Connextions received a WISE Award in 2011.