Stark Draper received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the B.S. and B.A. degrees in electrical engineering and history, respectively, from Stanford University.

He is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before moving to Wisconsin, Stark worked at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he directed the secure biometrics project, designed error-correcting codes for the next-generation Mitsubishi Electric optical transport network, and worked on routing algorithms for cooperative ad-hoc wireless networks. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Wireless Foundations, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley; and in the Information Processing Laboratory, University of Toronto, Canada. He has worked at Arraycomm, San Jose, CA, the C. S. Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, and Ktaadn, Newton, MA

Stark has received the NSF CAREER grant in 2009, the MERL 2010 President's Award, the UW ECE Gerald Holdridge Teaching Award, the MIT Carlton E. Tucker Teaching Award, an Intel Graduate Fellowship, Stanford's Frederick E. Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

His research interests and activities include information theory, coding theory, statistical signal processing, security, and application of these fields to computer architecture.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wireless Foundations, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow, Information Processing Laboratory, University of Toronto
Intel Fellowship for Graduate Study
U. S. State Department Fulbright Fellowship, Albania and FYRO Macedonia
C. S. Draper Lab Graduate Fellowship

2010 Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) President's Award
UW ECE Gerald Holdridge Teaching Award
MIT EECS Carlton E. Tucker Award for Teaching Excellence
Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi
Frederick E. Terman Award in Engineering
James Weter Prize in History -- best undergraduate history thesis (see publications)
Stanford Deans' Award for Academic Achievement -- one of five recipients
Stanford President's Award for Academic Achievement

UW WARF Multidisciplinary Grant
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
U.S. State Department Fulbright Fellowship
Stanford Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO) Grant for International Study
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Foreign Language Studies Grant (Albanian)
Stanford URO Grant for Domestic Study