Elizabeth M. Belding
- Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2000
- M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 1997
Elizabeth M. Belding is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara. Prof. Belding’s research focuses on mobile and wireless networks, specifically protocol development, monitoring and performance analysis, advanced service support, and information and communication technology for developing regions (ICTD). Prof. Belding is the author of over 100 technical papers and has served on over 60 conference program committees. She is on the steering committee of the ACM Networked Systems in Developing Regions (NSDR) Workshop, and the editorial board of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine. Prof. Belding is the recipient of an NSF Career Award, and a 2002 MIT Technology Review 100 award. She is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
Prof. Belding’s main research interests are in mobile and wireless communication networks, including the study of production networks through large trace collection, and the development of solutions to improve network performance and the user experience. Recently studied technologies include wireless LANs, mesh networks, cellular networks, 60 GHz networks, and white spaces spectrum. Prof. Belding’s current work focuses on information and communication technology solutions for the developing world (ICTD). This work includes the analysis of existing networks, and the development of new network architectures and solutions specifically designed for the communities in which she works. Her current work includes a number of projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, including collaborators from electrical engineering, film and media studies, and communications.
Watch Professor Belding's introductory research video, here.
Honors and Awards
- NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award, 2015
- IEEE Fellow, 2014
- UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, 2012
- ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2011
- MIT Technology Review TR100, 2002