Elizabeth M. Belding

Professor and Vice Chair

Department of Computer Science

University of California

Santa Barbara, California 93106

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of California, Santa Barbara 2000.

Research Interests : Mobile Wireless Networking

Wireless Networks for Developing Regions

Deployment and Monitoring

Future Wireless Networks

Multimedia Support

Network Adaptability

ebelding AT cs ucsb edu

Here is my CV.


Elizabeth M. Belding is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently the department’s Vice Chair.  Elizabeth’s research focuses on mobile networking, specifically multimedia, monitoring, advanced service support, and solutions for developing and underdeveloped regions.  She is the founder and director of the Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory.  Elizabeth is the author of over 100 technical papers and has served on over 60 program committees for networking conferences.  Elizabeth served as the TPC Co-Chair of ACM MobiCom 2005, IEEE SECON 2005, and ACM MobiHoc 2007, and as the TPC Area Chair of IEEE Infocom 2008.  She is currently on the steering committee of the ACM Networked Systems in Developing Regions (NSDR) Workshop and the editorial board of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine.  Elizabeth is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, and a 2002 MIT Technology Review 100 award, awarded to the world’s top young investigators. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an IEEE Fellow.


Recent News:

I was elected to the 2014 class of IEEE Fellows.

I received the Pacific Business Coast Times “40 Under 40” Award in 2013.

I am now the Associate Director of the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS).

I recently received the UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award 2012

Here is a nice article about our work in Africa.  Pages 8-9.

I was recently elected as an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

Prof. Amr El Abbadi and I received a Grand Challenge Explorations award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a low-cost cellular solution for improving uptake of vaccinations in rural populations.

Prof. Lisa Parks and I received an NSF Network Science and Engineering award to develop wireless networking technology for rural Africa.

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