Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science






University of Michigan
4242 EECS Building
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

Phone: (734)763-0390

Fax: (734)763-8041


Wayne Stark received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1982. Since then he has been at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1985-1989. He received a national Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985, was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 1986-1988., and became an IEEE Fellow in 1998.

Research Interests

I pursue research in a range of topics related to wireless communication systems including spread-spectrum modulation, error control coding, adaptive coded-modulation, facing, multiple-access, jamming, and handoff algorithms.

Selected Publications

Prospective Graduate Students

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Current Graduate Students

Former Graduate Students

Research Projects

  • Michigan Center for Wireless Communications Research
  • Wireless Distributed Multimedia Communication Networks for the Digital Battlefield
    Sponsor: Dod Focused Research Initiative (FRI)
    Joint Project with Purdue University, University of Illinois, Magnavox, Huighes Network Systems
  • Low Power Low Noise Electronics
    Sponsor: Dod Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
  • Low Energy Electronics Design for Mobile Platforms
    Sponsor: Dod Multicisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
    Sponsor: DoE