Create then innovate

30 October 2014, 1.00 PM - 30 October 2014, 1.00 PM

Venue: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building. Speaker: Professor Gene Frantz, Rice University, USA

Innovation seems to be a measure of success for most Technologists. We are proud of our innovations that have contributed to society, but we seem not to speak much about creativity and how it is the first step of innovation. This talk will suggest an interesting set of definitions that put these two concepts into perspective.

Examples will be shown that will support these proposed definitions.


Gene Frantz was responsible for finding new opportunities and creating new businesses utilising TI’s digital signal processing technology.

Frantz has been with Texas Instruments for over thirty years, most of it in Digital Signal Processing. He is a recognized leader in DSP technology both within TI and throughout the industry.

Frantz is a Fellow of the Institution of Electric and Electronics Engineers. He holds 45 patents in the area of memories, speech, consumer products and DSP. He has written more than 50 papers and articles and continually presents at Universities and conferences worldwide.

Frantz is also among industry experts widely quoted in the media due to his tremendous knowledge and visionary view of DSP solutions.

Gene Franz is now Professor in the Practice of Signal Processing, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University.

Organised by  Dr Naim Dahnoun, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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