Draper S




Contact Information
E-Mail: stark.draper@utoronto.ca
Phone: (416) 978-0503
Office: BA 4138
Website: http://www.comm.utoronto.ca/~sdraper/


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.  He is a Full 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


  • 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-doc 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