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.


  • 12 April 2018 —  Congratulations to Esther Showalter, MOMENT Lab PhD student, on her reception of a 2018 NSF Graduate Fellowship!  Hooray!!
  • 01 April 2018 —  Congratulations to MOMENT Lab undergraduate researcher Dana Nguyen on receiving a Google Lime Scholarship!
  • 31 July 2017 —  Congratulations and farewell to the MOMENT Lab's most recent two Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Morgan Vigil-Hayes and Dr. Paul Schmitt!  We wish you a wonderful and successful career!
  • 31 July 2017 —  Congratulations to Moment Lab Ph.D. student Mai El-Sherief on her reception of the 2017 UCSB Fiona and Michael Goodchild Graduate Mentoring Award!  Mai is an outstanding mentor of undergraduate students!  
  • 01 June 2017 —  Congratulations to Moment Lab student Michael Nekrasov on the acceptance of his paper to FOCI'17, and to Morgan Vigil-Hayes on the acceptance of her paper to IMWUT (UbiComp'17)!
  • 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!