C. Sidney Burrus is the Maxfield-Oshman Professor Emeritus at Rice University in Houston, Texas.  Over the last 40 years, he has been Dean of Engineering and Chair of the ECE Department. He has authored 5 books and over 250 articles and has received teaching and research awards from the IEEE, Rice, and others. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS, and received the IEEE Kilby Medal.  The Connexions Project started in 1999 at Rice University to apply modern technology and theory to education.  It has grown to be one of the most used Open Educational Resources (OER) in the world.  Burrus has been closely involved with the project since its founding and has lectured and published widely on it.  Professor Burrus has also been on founding committees for universities in Germany, Vietnam and Pakistan and has held visiting positions at MIT and the University of Erlangen in Germany.