CS Professor Elizabeth Belding has received the 2015 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring award at the organization’s summit, which took place in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on May 19-21, 2015.
The National Center for Women and Information Technology, or NCWIT, is a non-profit organization working to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing.
Throughout her career, Professor Belding has had a dramatic impact on mobile networking, focusing on general mobile and wireless network solutions such as multimedia support and network performance analysis and, more recently, wireless technology for developing regions worldwide. Toward this end, she has initiated multiple research projects to characterize the performance and utilization of existing wireless networks and to develop new wireless technology optimized for deployment in these regions. (To read the entire NCWIT article about Professor Belding, please see page 21 of NCWIT’s PDF document here.)
The NCWIT Harrold and Notkin research and Graduate Mentoring award is given in memory of Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin, in honor of their outstanding research, graduate mentoring, and diversity contributions. The award recognizes faculty members from non-profit U.S. institutions who combine outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring, as well as those who advocate for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields.
To learn more about Professor Belding and her work, please visit her webpage here.