A Professor in the Practice at Rice University in its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department where he has been since leaving Texas Instruments where he retired as TI’s Principal Fellow.  He spent his professional career applying his passion for finding new opportunities and creating new businesses utilizing digital signal processing technology and took a leadership role in starting businesses within the corporate structure.   As a result, he was a recognized leader in DSP technology both inside TI and throughout the industry.  He has brought this passion to Rice in his role of mentoring students.

Frantz is a Fellow of the IEEE, holds 48 patents in the area of memories, speech, consumer products and DSP, has written more than 100 Papers and articles and continually presents at Universities and conferences worldwide.  Frantz has been recognized as an industry expert and has been widely quoted in the media due to his tremendous knowledge and visionary view of Signal Processing.