The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Prof. Elizabeth Belding has received the “N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications” award, previously known as “10 women in networking/communications that you should KNOW”. This year, 10 women were selected internationally. The organization N2Women represents women in the field of networking and communications, with over 850 members internationally.
Elizabeth Belding’s research focuses on mobile and wireless networking, including network performance analysis, and information and communication technologies for development (ICTD). She is a co-developer of the AODV routing protocol for mobile networks, on which 802.11s and Zigbee technologies are based in part.
Alex Snoeren, a professor at UC San Diego's Computer Science and Engineering, commented:
"Elizabeth’s early work on AODV was instrumental in shaping the direction of the mobile ad-hoc networking community, including enduring standards including 802.11 and ZigBee. More recently, she has focused her wireless expertise on increasing accessibility for underdeveloped regions."