Faculty

Principal Investigator

Research Interests:
mobile networks, network analytics, ICTD, computing for development, online social networks

Current members

Ph.D. Students

About
I’m in the second year of my Ph.D. studies in the Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory at UC Santa Barbara, advised by Dr. Elizabeth Belding.  
Research
Questions that drove me into grad school include: What’s the hold up with rural internet access? Why isn’t broadband truly worldwide yet? Specifically: How can I characterize and improve Internet access links to derive a more flexible, ubiquitously-deployable model of worldwide information distribution? How can I create more widely affordable last- and middle-mile access links? How can pure data analysis help uncover culturally appropriate Internet access preferences of the thousands of marginalized people groups in America and around the world?
Awards - 2018
NSF GRFP Fellow, 3 year award
Publications - 2019
E. Showalter, N. Moghaddas, M. Vigil-Hayes, E. Zegura and E. Belding. "Indigenous Internet: Nuances of Native American Internet Use", ICTD, Ahmedabad, India, January 2019. 
Publications - 2016
2016: (independent research, not affiliated with UCSB or JHU) E. Showalter. “Mobile Device Keyboard Customization for a Newly Constructed Orthography of a Rural West African Language”. ICTD, Ann Arbor, USA, June 2016.

Hall of Fame - Lab Alumni

Ph.D. Degrees

Graduated:
Summer 2017
Dissertation Title:
Network Measurement and Systems for Resource-Constrained Environments
Current Position:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton
Graduated:
Spring 2017
Dissertation Title:
Community-based Networks for Challenged Environments
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems
Graduated:
Summer 2014
Dissertation Title:
Resource-Efficient Wireless Systems for Emerging Wireless Networks
Current Position:
Senior software engineer at Netflix
Graduated:
Summer 2014
Dissertation Title:
Modular Wireless Networks for Infrastructure-Challenged Environments
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, University at Albany SUNY
Graduated:
Winter 2013
Dissertation Title:
Re-architecting Internet Access and Wireless Networks for Rural Developing Regions
Current Position:
Research Group Leader, Cognitive Radios for Emerging Regions, Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Cape Town, South Africa
Graduated:
Summer 2012
Dissertation Title:
Adaptive and Resource-Efficient Rural Area Wireless Networks
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Graduated:
Summer 2011
Dissertation Title:
Towards Sustained Scalability of Communication Networks
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Montana State University
Graduated:
Fall 2010
Dissertation Title:
Architecting Adaptive Resource-Aware Protocols for Large Wireless Networks
Current Position:
IBM Research, Hawthorne, NY
Graduated:
Fall 2010
Dissertation Title:
Reconfigurable, Energy-Efficient, and Application-Aware Wireless Systems for Emerging Markets
Current Position:
Google, Mountain View, CA
Graduated:
Summer 2009
Dissertation Title:
Towards Measurement-driven Multimedia Support in Wireless Mesh Networks
Current Position:
Amazon, Seattle, WA
Graduated:
Fall 2009
Dissertation Title:
Medium Access Control and Bandwidth Allocation for Millimeter Wave and WiFi Networks
Current Position:
Moseley Wireless Solutions Group, SB, CA
Graduated:
Summer 2008
Dissertation Title:
Resource Estimation and Control in Wireless Networks
Current Position:
Google, Mountain View, CA
Graduated:
Fall 2007
Dissertation Title:
Adaptive Large-scale Wireless Networks: Measurements, Protocol Designs, and Simulation Studies.
Current Position:
Yahoo!, Santa Clara, CA
Graduated:
Fall 2006
Dissertation Title:
Design, Deployment, and Management of High-capacity Large-scale Wireless Networks
Current Position:
Citrix Online, Santa Barbara
Graduated:
Fall 2006
Dissertation Title:
Towards Ubiquitous Multihop Wireless Networks: Addressing Capacity and Security Challenges
Current Position:
Engineer, Facebook
Graduated:
Summer 2005
Dissertation Title:
Multimedia Support in Wireless Multihop Networks
Current Position:
CenGen, Columbia, Maryland
Graduated:
Summer 2005
Dissertation Title:
Towards Adaptive, Robust and Self-organizing Multi-hop Wireless Networks
Current Position:
Google, New York

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Current Position:
Researcher, Thomson Research, Paris
Current Position:
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), BarcelonaTECH (UPC)

Masters Degrees

M.S. Spring 2013
Project Title:
VillageShare: A Delay and Fault Tolerant Approach to Rural Village File Sharing
M.S. Winter 2012
Project Title:
VillageCell: Cost Effective Cellular Connectivity in Rural Areas
M.S. Winter 2012
Project Title:
Vertical Handover using Device Perceived Network Performance
M.S. Fall 2005
Project Title
MeshMon: A Framework for Monitoring Wireless Mesh Networks
M.S., Fall 2005
Project Title:
MeshViz: A Dynamic Presentation Platform for Delivering Network Data in Real-Time
M.S., Summer 2005
Project TItle
MeshMan: A Mesh Network Development and Management Framework
M.S., Summer 2004
Thesis Title:
Address Aggregation in Mobile Ad hoc Networks
M.S., Fall 2004
Thesis Title:
AODVSTAT: An Intrusion Detection System for Ad hoc Networks
M.S., Spring 2004
Project TItle:
Lightweight Multicast Authentication
M.S., Winter 2004
Project Title:
A Scalable Ontology-based Service Discovery Mechanism using a P2P Approach
M.S., Summer 2003
Thesis Title:
Intrusion Detection in Wireless Ad hoc Networks
M.S., Summer 2003
Thesis Title:
Discouraging Selfishness in Mobile Ad hoc Networks
M.S., Spring 2003
Thesis Title:
Reservation-based Quality of Service in Ad hoc Networks
Project Title:
Mobile Telephony for Rural Areas
Project Title:
VillageShare - Facebook Application Facilitating File Sharing in Rural Areas

Visiting Students

Period:
September 2011 to December 2011
Visiting from:
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Period
January 2004 to July 2004
Visiting from:
Lulea University of Technology, Sweden