Elizabeth M. Belding

Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106

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


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara 2000.


Short Bio

Elizabeth M. Belding is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Elizabeth’s research focuses on mobile and wireless networking, including network performance analysis, and information and communication technologies for development (ICTD).  She is the founder and director of the Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory.  Elizabeth is the author of over 100 technical papers and has served on over 60 conference technical program committees.  Elizabeth is currently on the editorial board of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine.  Elizabeth is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, and a 2002 MIT Technology Review 100 award, awarded to the world’s top young investigators. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an IEEE Fellow.  She is particularly proud of receiving  the UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in 2012 and the NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award in 2015 for her mentorship of graduate students.