The Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory at UC Santa Barbara focuses on mobile, wireless networking, as well as solutions for information and communications technology for development (ICTD).  Please check out our "About" page to learn more about our recent research.


  • 07 March 2017 —  Congratulations to Mai El-Sherief and undergraduate researcher Dana Nguyen on the acceptance of their paper "#NotOkay: Understanding Gender-based Violence in Social Media" to the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2017!  The acceptance rate was only 14%!
  • 01 March 2017 —  Our 2017 CSCW paper, entitled "#Indigenous: Tracking the Connective Actions of Native American Advocates on Twitter," received an Honorable Mention Best Paper Award!
  • 07 December 2015 —  Congratulations to Paul, Danny, and Moment Lab alum Mariya Zheleva on the acceptance of their paper to Infocom 2016!  The paper uses traces cellular network we collected from the Za'atari refugee camp to motivate alternative cellular network infrastructures for improved connectivity.
  • 09 October 2015 —  Congratulations to Mai on the publication of her first MOMENT Lab paper, titled "The Urban Characteristics of Street Harassment: A First Look", to appear in UrbanGIS 2015!
  • 30 September 2015 —  Congratulations to MOMENT Lab alum Mariya Zheleva, on her appointment to tenure-track assistant professor at SUNY Albany!
  • 22 September 2015 —  Congratulations to Paul on the acceptance of his paper, titled "Internet Media Upload Caching for Poorly-Connected Regions", to ACM DEV 2015!
  • 17 August 2015 —  Congratulations to Morgan on the acceptance of her paper, titled "Repurposing FM: Radio Nowhere to OSNs Everywhere," to CSCW 2016!
  • 16 July 2015 —  Ph.D. student Paul Schmitt quoted in article on Syrian refugees in Za'atari
  • 17 March 2015 —  200,000 Refugees Overtax Cellular 'Lifeline' story published on about Moment lab research trip to Za'atari refugee camp.
  • 16 March 2015 —  The January 2015 research trip by Ph.D. students Paul Schmitt and Daniel Iland to the Za'atari refugee camp was recently covered in the UC Santa Barbara Current.