Elizabeth Belding

Elizabeth Belding

Professor
Computer Science
805-576-7486
ebelding [at] cs [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

Institute Role
Member of Computing Solutions Group

Role in Affiliated Centers
Member of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing

Illustration of (b) “green” cluster formation from (a) redundant neighboring access points (APs) to provide wireless local area network coverage while reducing power consumption.
Illustration of (b) “green” cluster formation from (a) redundant neighboring access points (APs) to provide wireless local area network coverage while reducing power consumption.

Research
Elizabeth Belding’s research focuses on mobile networking, specifically multimedia, monitoring, advanced service support, and solutions for developing and under-developed regions. Her work has two primary research emphases. The first of these is deployment, measurement and modeling of wireless networks, including developing new solutions that improve network performance. The second research emphasis is on bridging the digital divide between developed and developing nations through development of wireless network solutions suitable to the constraints of developing and underdeveloped regions of the world, such as rural Africa. Within both of these research areas, Belding works to curb the energy consumption of wireless networks through energy-efficient protocol designs. For developing regions, energy consumption minimization is particularly critical.

Biography
Elizabeth Belding is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara and is currently the department's Vice Chair. She is the founder and director of the Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory. Belding is the author of over 80 papers related to mobile networking and has served on over 50 program committees for networking conferences. She served as the TPC Co-Chair of ACM MobiCom 2005 and ACM MobiHoc 2007, and has served on the editorial board for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Belding is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, and a 2002 Technology Review TR 100 award, awarded to the world's top young investigators.

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