Education

Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; M.B.A., Babson College; B.S., University of Rhode Island

Research Interests 

Election technology; digital forensics; security

Background

Dr. Mello-Stark has a broad range of experience in software, hardware, and business development in the global telecommunications industry and the public sector. Currently, Dr. Stark is focused on digital forensics, cryptography, security, and networking implementations in election technologies. Through her research, she has developed a new election algorithm, the Watch, Audit, Verify Elections (WAVE) algorithm, which could have a positive impact on how election results are tallied.