Professor Richard G. Baraniuk grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, the coldest city in the world with a population over 600,000. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Baraniuk joined Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1993 and is now the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) group and Director of the Rice center for Digital Learning and Scholarship (RDLS). Dr. Baraniuk’s research interests lie in the areas of signal, image, and information processing and include machine learning and compressive sensing. He is Director of Connexions, a non-profit publishing project to bring learning materials to the Internet Age which is used by over 2 million people from nearly 200 countries.