Stark Draper

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Stark Draper

Email: stark.draper-AT-utoronto.ca

Home page: http://www.ece.utoronto.ca/people/draper-s/

Contact Information

University of Toronto

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

10 King's College Road

Toronto, ON 

M5S 3G4

Canada

tel: +001.416.978.0503

 

Research Interests

  • Coding Theory

Biography:

Stark Draper cooks up the math that makes your mobile phone work. His other recipes make your computer more energy-efficient and store your personal biometric data more securely. He has held academic, industrial and consulting roles with Arraycomm Inc., a telecommunications start-up in California, the Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), UC Berkeley and UW-Madison. He leads his research team in collaborations with 3M, Bell Labs, Disney Research, Facebook, HP Labs, IBM, and Mitsubishi Electric, among others.  His is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and until 2013 was an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research interests and activities include information theory, coding theory, statistical signal processing, security, and application of these fields to computer architecture.

 

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford

B.A. History, Stanford

 

NSERC Discovery Grant

Canadian Foundation for Innovation: Leadership Opportunities Fund

NSF CAREER grant

2010 Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) President’s Award

Teaching Awards: UofT ECE Departmental Award, UW ECE Gerald Holdridge Award, MIT EECS Carlton E. Tucker Award

Post-doctoral fellowships: UofT, UC Berkeley

Graduate fellowships: Intel Graduate Fellowship,  C.S. Draper Lab Graduate Fellowship

U.S. State Department Fulbright Fellowship

Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi

Stanford Frederick E. Terman Award in Engineering

Stanford James Weter Prize in History — best undergraduate history thesis for "The Conceptualization of an Albanian Nation," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, Jan 1997

Participation & Positions:

Information Theory School Subcommittee (Chair, 02/11/18 until 12/31/20)
Board of Governors (Secretary, 01/01/16 until 12/31/18)
Information Theory School Subcommittee (Member, 01/01/14 until 12/31/17)